filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal
 

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

when a child is asked to draw a house, all of them invariably present us with a simplistic representation consisting of fives lines — a rectangle for the door and two squares for the windows. in reference to this notion, portugues architecture firm filipe saraiva arquitectos has designed a ‘house-shaped’ house in the farmlands of ourém, portugal. characterized by its rectangular configuration, the difference in height between the highest point and the lowest point is approximately 4.50m.

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal
all images © joao morgado

 

 

filipe saraiva‘s project was developed based on the modular composition principle, creating a proper rhythm in the façades and roofing. the constructive method adopted consists of prefabricated black concrete panels with a regular dimension, that defines the stereotomy of the project, since it is composed of repeated modules arranged sequentially. the use of black concrete as a material generates a smooth integration in harmony with the landscape, as well as reduce maintenance costs.

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

 

 

project info:

 

project: single family housing
promoter: filipe saraiva
location: melroeira – ourém
construction area: 410 sqm
year of project: 2015
year of construction: 2016
architecture: filipe saraiva
collaborators: andreia correia, agnieszka marques specialties: rui santos, equação dupla
construction: vigobloco
3d image: sintoniametrica
models: filipe saraiva
photography: joao morgado – architecture photography

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