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Comporta 34

An architectural concept about slowing down

Inspired by the simplicity and the volumes of the local architecture, this summer house unfolds towards the rice fields and the Atlantic Ocean.
Living area, ambience

Inspired by the simplicity and the volumes of the local architecture, this summer house of totally 270 m2 unfolds towards the rice fields and the Atlantic Ocean.

The architectural concept is about slowing down. Part of the process was to closely relate to its context considering the local features and cultural aspects of the region. The streamlined geometry, the use of different natural materials, as well as the white-washed façades all came together smoothly, strongly influenced by Comporta Style vernacular approach. Situated amongst the dunes, the site defines the layout and its forms. The spatial composition of four different gable rectilinear forms, all involving paths, terraces, and flat-covered connections, establish an organic continuity between the single-storey volume and landscape. As regards to the program, it can be divided into two parts: the right and upper core consists of the common areas, and the private area is organised by different volumes at the lower-left part of the house.

Exterior area, ambience
Living area, detail

Location, Grândola, Portugal
Client, Private
Area, 340 m2
Phase, Built
Year, 2017 - 2020

Architecture, Pedro Silva Lopes, Fernando Flora, Magda Rocha (in-house)
Specialties, GLFV
Supervision, João Paulo Branco (in-house)
Construction, Fernando Pereira Construção Civil
Measurements, Coopas
Landscape architecture, Pólen
Photography, Francisco Nogueira

Circulation area, ambience

Situated amongst the dunes, the site defines the layout and its forms.

Intervention area, aerial view
Swipe
Intervention area, aerial view
Side facade, detail
Back facade, detail
Back facade
Intervention area, aerial view
Side elevation
Facade, perspective
Main facade, street view