The portuguese firm FVArquitectos has completed ‘house in praia das maçãs’, a single family residence located in Praia das Maçãs, Sinter, Portugal. Two rectangular volumes meet at a right angle to create the interior arrangement of this dwelling.
An exterior void created by the intersection becomes a portal leading to an open air entry hall. White cubes placed within the floor plan form small rooms, fully enclosed and wrapped with glass clerestories at the top of the partitions. Circulation corridors are generated between these elements while an open air courtyard introduces ambient light into to the living area.
The L shaped rear of the house wraps around a wooden plank deck. The white plaster facade frames floor to ceiling glass windows and doors introducing the exterior environment into the interior. A series of steps extend from the living space and continue into a recessed swimming pool.Location: Praia das Maçãs, Sintra, Portugal Architect: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Conclusion year: 2011
Construction area: 248 m2
Co-workers: Mónica Mendes Godinho, Tiago Matos, Pedro Pessanha
Structure and Foundations: Grese
Special Technical: Quinoprojecto
Hydraulic Plants: Quinoprojecto
Photografy: João Carmo Simões