House in Colares II by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos situated in Colares, Portugal | The Hardt
House in Colares II by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos situated in Colares, Portugal. In the dense pine forest next to Praia das Maçãs (Apple Beach) the house hovers over the landscape. We opt for a single volume with two distinct faces: a more closed one and another more exuberant and exposed. It marks the entrance in the blind elevation by a ramp that gently transports us to the interior of the house that in an unexpected way merges with the outside. The theme of being indoor and out, both inside and outside, is intrinsic in the atmosphere intended for a seasonal dwelling like this: all the spaces of the house have autonomous access from the outside. Thus, all the environments set up a strong relationship with the pinewood, the patio arises from this will and serves as a hinge between social and private area. In the room the space continuity is greater: two large planes of glass that run one over the other and open alternately to the porch. The few materials of the house create a unique atmosphere, the pavement inside and outside is the same – cement stroked – ensuring the unification of spaces.
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