vitor vilhena: house in tavira, portugal
 
vitor vilhena: house in tavira, portugal vitor vilhena: house in tavira, portugal
jan 16, 2013

vitor vilhena: house in tavira, portugal

located in the hot landscape of portugal’s southern algarve region, surrounded by 400 olive trees, the ‘house in tavira’ by local architect vitor vilhena keeps a low profile amidst the horizontal landscape. the dwelling, identifiably white in compliance with regional building codes, consists of two unique volumes connected by a transparent glass corridor. one mass, a regular box, contains the bedrooms and services and is oriented to the south to face the pool and finds shade under the deep overhang of the roof structure. the other component is an angular construction that contains a carport and all the leisure functions. polished exposed concrete defines the roof plane contrasting the more sterile white-washed walls. a courtyard with an olive tree intrudes on the block, offering moments where the exterior makes its way to the interior.


two volumes connected by a glass hall
image © joao morgado | all images courtesy of vitor vilhena


low house in a flat landscape with 400 olive trees
image © joao morgado


bedrooms facing south
image © joao morgado


image © joao morgado


carport
image © joao morgado


offices and garage area
image © joao morgado


courtyard between two volumes
image © joao morgado


connecting glass corridor
image © joao morgado


image © joao morgado


interior glass corridor
image © joao morgado


walkway between kitchen and living room
image © joao morgado


large closing door separates the two spaces
image © joao morgado


kitchen and living room
image © joao morgado


hallway next to the garage, office and library to the left side
image © joao morgado


study
image © joao morgado


work space and bookshelf
image © joao morgado


connection detail
image © joao morgado


lounge area
image © joao morgado


south-facing facade and pool
image © joao morgado


image © joao morgado


courtyard
image © joao morgado


image © joao morgado


site plan


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  • Excellent design

    Guillermo García N. says:
  • A white concrete box that works with its environment amazing!

    Yabba says:
  • It would look much better all BLACK!

    Schermann says:

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