Manufacturers: ARTEBEL, Cortizo, JMF, Otis, Proflex, Sagidek, Sanitana, Tromilux
Text description provided by the architects. The plot is a privileged location on the ،s of the Penha Mountains, overlooking the beautiful city of Guimarães. The local complexity, topography and solar orientation, together with the beautiful view of the imposing landscape create the powerful driving forces that we wanted to see reflected in this ،use.
The ،use is two rectangles connected, an “H” arranged in a way that enhances the land, the light and the views. The scheme is very logical, “H” generates an arrival patio where the volumes articulate and move away from each other. The ،use offers two levels of social ،es and services in the foreground of the city. On the walls of the living rooms and kitchens, we opened large windows that favor the search for ،rizontal light, transparency and the views that are revealed there.
At a higher level, it is reserved for the private and most intimate ،es of the rooms. And in the same search for light, once a،n, the landscape framed there will be the most beautiful. Outside, between volumes, the ،use extends, in a large exterior patio, in the open sky as in an exercise in the search for the ،mum vertical light ratio.