oficina d'arquitectura: casa da ladeira oficina d'arquitectura: casa da ladeira
apr 29, 2012

oficina d'arquitectura: casa da ladeira

‘casa da ladeira’ by oficina d’arquitectura, serra da freita, portugal all images courtesy of oficina d’arquitectura

architects florĂȘncio da costa and josĂ© pinho of portuguese practice oficina d’arquitectura has recently completed ‘casa da ladeira’, a residence overlooking the mountain scenery of serra da freita, portugal. zig-zagged into the steep granite terrain, this dwelling is formed with horizontal bands of concrete and planks of wood. using material of the earth, the form blends into the landscape. rectangular windows along the front facade are screens with planks of wood, matching the dimensions of the striated exterior.


facade detail

side elevation

(left) stairs (right) outward view

(left) view down the stairs (right) view up the stairs

view of kitchen from the stairs

dining and living area

living area



front facade

view of the dwelling from the driveway

view of the residence within the countryside

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

project info:

date of conclusion: 2011 built area: 316 m2 location: serra da freita , arouca, portugal material: exposed concrete, wood, and dry wall

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