filipe pina + maria inês costa unite stone and concrete for JA house filipe pina + maria inês costa unite stone and concrete for JA house
oct 30, 2014

filipe pina + maria inês costa unite stone and concrete for JA house

filipe pina + maria inês costa unite stone and concrete for JA house
photo by joão morgado

 

 

 

located in the northern portuguese town of guarda, this two storey residential dwelling has been crafted to combine rural and urban lifestyles. designed by local architects filipe pina and maria inês costa, ‘JA house’ is formed of two separate structures that are connected internally. a stone volume represents the existing building, while a concrete insertion has been added to provide sufficient floor space for a family of four.

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
the dwelling is formed of two separate structures that are connected internally
photo by joão morgado

 

 

 

in order to bring daylight into the center of the home, two significant voids were created: the recessed entrance providing access to the property, and an external courtyard positioned at the heart of the plan. the program is spread across two levels with primary living and dining accommodation at ground floor level and the bedrooms and library positioned above.

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
a concrete volume has been added to the stone structure provide sufficient floor space
photo by joão morgado

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
a recessed entrance provides access to the property
photo by joão morgado

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
circulation space at the heart of the plan
photo by joão morgado

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
an external courtyard helps bring natural light into the home
photos by joão morgado

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
suspended staircase
photos by joão morgado

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
the upper level of the 2 storey property contains the sleeping quarters
photo by joão morgado

filipe pina maria ines costa casa JA house portugal designboom
looking upwards from the central atrium
photo by joão morgado

 

project info:

 

architects in charge: filipe pina + maria inês costa
location: guarda, portugal
completed: 2014
area: 260 sqm
photography: joão morgado

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