corpo atelier explores possibilities of the traditional roof structure corpo atelier explores possibilities of the traditional roof structure
dec 22, 2014

corpo atelier explores possibilities of the traditional roof structure

corpo atelier explores possibilities of the traditional roof structure
all images courtesy of corpo atelier

 

 

 

approaching the site in portugal, corpo atelier observed that four thick stone walls were the remaining elements of an ancient rural house. like a box open to the sky, this boundary encloses a volume that is no longer divided in two levels, but presents its real volumetric potential. building off of this possibility, a traditional pitched roof has been placed to cover the top of the massing.

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
main entrance

 

 

inside, corpo atelier‘s residence features a wood structure that supports it is expanded vertically, trespassing the house in all its dimension, both segmenting and hierarchically negotiating the space. the habitable areas then occupy the interstices of the clearly defined geometry of timber pillars and beams. private programs that require enclosure and intimacy – such as bedrooms and bathrooms – take place in three independent volumes embedded in the structure, hanging from the roof. the social areas occur at the ground floor, organized around the vertical supports, emphasizing a sense of functional and visual continuity.

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
white volumes hanging from the roof 

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
timber highlighting the edge of the staircase

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
central volume 

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
timber beams and columns

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
body in the corridor

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
traditional wood trusses

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
location plan


base plan 

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
first floor plan

corpo atelier wood structure inside stone walls portugal designboom
section

 

 

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  • Lovely although the accompanying text is much too wordy.

    Ron Smith says:

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