ernesto pereira crafts the timber slatted silverwood house ernesto pereira crafts the timber slatted silverwood house
mar 01, 2015

ernesto pereira crafts the timber slatted silverwood house

ernesto pereira crafts the timber slatted silverwood house
image © joão morgado
all images courtesy of ernesto pereira




the silverwood house was born from a man’s walk down the beach of mindelo, portugal. upon seeing his soon-to-be architect ernesto pereira (3r-arq) working on his own office he quickly commissioned him to renovate his existing traditional house. with a modest budget of 100,000 EUR, pereira exhaustively set out to learn all about his clients in order to design and build their home. the result is a completely transformed house characterized by stark white walls and meticulously crafted diagonal wooden cladding. the massing suggests a subtractive strategy was implemented carving out decks and overhangs to create plenty of outdoor spaces. expansive decks wrap around the entire building, expanding at certain areas to accommodate swimming pools or larger gathering spaces. the landscaping around the house recalls many of the same materials and designs found beach-side, in order to bring the clients closer to the sea. the interior reflects the intricacies of the clients’ tastes with custom made fixtures crafted by the architect himself. every bedroom contains a private second-story balcony that extends views out towards the ocean and catches the breezes off the sea.

rear facade
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elevation from the street
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front entrance and side deck
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multilevel wooden deck wraps around the entire home
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wood-slat walls open to reveal additional program
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image © joão morgado



living room complemented by custom wooden shelves
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office area
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dining room opens up to the back yard
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image © joão morgado



image © joão morgado



image © joão morgado



image © joão morgado







project info:



title: silverwoodhouse by ernesto pereira
year: 2013. 2014
location: mindelo. vila do conde. portugal
photos: joão morgado
customers: marisa & rui
cost: € 100,000
construction and coordination: 3r ernesto pereira. architecture + (re)construction
engineering: rui martins . engitek
3d images: nuno costa . nrenders
cement: abilio costa, manuel costa, paulo moreira
carpentry and finishing: ernesto pereira, joão rocha, mauro gonçalves, helder oliveira, helder moreira, albino paços, afonso esperança
electricity:bruno moreira
plumbing: albino labruge
frames: ivan piloto
garden: maria josé pereira
consulting: ernesto queirós pereira

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