double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery

Visioarq employs an interplay of volumes, textures and materials

 

Vicente Gouveia of Visioarq Architecture & Planning crafts RCR House, an intimate 400 sqm villa in Central Portugal. Nestled in the serene locale of Anadia, with a backdrop of Serra do Caramulo’s natural scenery, the house encapsulates a nuanced interpretation of modernity, reflecting Portugal’s assimilation of the international style over recent decades. By day, the facade showcases a harmonious interplay of volumes, textures, and materials. Yet, at nighttime, the inner lighting dissolves the connections between the superimposed prisms, surprisingly merging them into an unexpected unity. Photographer Fernando Guerra captures the vibrant living spaces of RCR House.

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
all images by © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

 

 

concrete, aluminum and glass compose RCR House’s exterior

 

The circulation area, featuring a linear staircase beneath a skylight and benefiting from a double-height ceiling, establishes a visual connection with the surrounding gardens. The design team at Visioarq employs a minimalist palette, incorporating exposed concrete pergolas, excavated porches, lacquered aluminum slats, large sheets of black lacquered matte glass, and folding aluminum shutters. These elements artfully dissolve the boundaries between interior and exterior, utilizing intermediate spaces with varying permeability and light exposure. In this tactful play of architectural elements, invisible frame sliding windows by panoramah! contribute to the aesthetic language of modern tradition that is evident throughout the design.

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
the design reflects Visioarq’s nuanced interpretation of modernity in Portugal

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
the facade harmoniously blends volumes, textures, and materials in a balanced composition

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
the structure is situated in Anadia with the backdrop of Serra do Caramulo

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large black lacquered glass sheets and folding aluminum shutters blur interior-exterior boundaries

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
Visioarq incorporates concrete pergolas, excavated porches, and lacquered aluminum elements

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
intermediate open spaces enhance the connection with the natural surroundings

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
minimalist design elements establish a balance between form and function

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the circulation area, bathed in natural light, creates a visual dialogue with the lush surrounding gardens

double-height glass frame opens rcr house's living zones toward portugal's natural scenery
the use of subtle textures and materials adds depth and character to the design

 

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project info:

 

name: RCR House
architect: Visioarq Architecture & Planning | @visioarq

lead designer: Vicente Gouveia

frame manufacturer: panoramah!

location: Anadia, Portugal

photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG | @fernandogguerra

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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