Type: Construction of a single-family house
Location: Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal
Project Author: Maria Fradinho
Team: Sara Garcia
Project Date: 2022
Plot Area: 655 m2
Implantation Area: 166 m2
Construction Area: 220.5 m2
3D Artist: Tiago Vieira da Silva
The Curved House is a low-dimensional piece located in the south coast of Portugal.
It is developed in two curved shape volumes, that are open into a patio, like an open book, so that it can embrace the landscape, and receive it within the plot, expanding the views and, thus making the patio a more generous and valuable space.
The almost blind front facade to the north is clearly abstract, contrasting with the rear facade to the south patio, which opens completely in glazing, in a dichotomy to give due importance only to the relationship with the private garden.
A peacefull pure white building, with two Algarve style chimneys that acquire prominence from their altimetric evidence, ending the formal composition.
In short, this piece is extremely effective in its articulation between the urban rules and the fulfillment of the program within a controlled area, but it is above all designed to enjoy a house that receives the landscape in and make it part of it’s program.