E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL - Arc Street Journal

E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL

by ARCSTREET.COM April 13 2015, 10:26 ARCHITECTURE - HOUSES ARCHITECTURE

E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL
E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL
E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL
E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL
E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL

Project: E/C House
Type: Private house / Residential
Area: 214 sq. meters
Location: São Miguel Arcanjo, São Roque do Pico, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal 
Architecture: SAMI-arquitectos / Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira

Team : Bruna Silva, João do Vale Martins, Rita Maria Pinto. Trainee: Daniel Mentech
Structural Engineering: Eng. Ricardo Ferro Antunes, Eng. Francisco Mendonça Santos
Water and Sanitation: Eng. Paulo Jorge Almeida Oliveira

Electrical Engineering: Eng. Hugo Mendonça
Construction Company: José Artur Cruz Leal - Unipessoal, Lda 

 

www.sami-arquitectos.com

 

The architects description:

"A ruin was the starting point for the design of a holiday house in the island of Pico. The project came from the will to maintain a ruin and thinking of a house that would value it, a house that could be modelled to it and take advantage at the same time, offering the most diverse and complex possibilities of living than the former typology. Since the building is approached at the level of the covering, because of the slope of the land, we designed all the covering of the project as if they were decks, allowing to be used as sitting places or for contemplation. The house, modelled inside the walls of stone, was designed with generous openings, for light to come inside and to contemplation of the landscape. These openings are sometimes lined up, and sometimes not, with the former openings of the ruin, creating new frames and relations with the original limits of the house. The project is a movement between a limit line, in stone, and the intervention volumes that are led by that same line, but sometimes flow independently or extend, whenever the necessity of space or of a view is needed. " © sami arquitectos 

E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL
E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL
E/C HOUSE BY SAMI ARQUITECTOS / PICO ISLAND_ACORES, PORTUGAL

Photography  © Paulo Catrica 

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