Clean and symmetrical layout of the Vila Viçosa positioned in the sunny Vila Boim in Portugal is masterfully developed by talented creatives at Intergaup studio. There’;s more after the jump:
From the Architects:
The residence is situated in an agricultural residence with 50ha in Vila Boim, Alentejo. Alentejo’s landscape is mostly composed by soft rolling hills and plains, with cork oaks and olive trees, or the occasional vine. Northern Alentejo’s agriculture is mainly livestock-based as typified by cows, sheep, and pigs. To the south the agriculture is mainly arable. The short was straightforward: – A weekend home where throughout the summer time and winter, the household could enjoy the elegance of this vast normal landscape. The main residence has only a single floor in a “U” shape. The U has its back facing towards the slope, creating an inner courtyard. This way we are able to generate a protected space that can make this first promenade much more personal and relaxed. This courtyard that we call “pátio” shows a subtle drawing, marked by the spans inserted in a standard grid, a central flowerbed and a water tank flat against the retaining wall that goes all along the entrance path. An outside staircase enables the connection to the leading of the terrain and to the housekeepers’ home. The 3 volumes of the “U” home are constituted by the distinct functions of the house. In the center, dealing with the west and overlooking an mind-boggling landscape, the social locations, entrance hall, residing area and dining room. In the north side, the support region with kitchen, a tiny dining room and technical areas. To south the private elements of the residence, an spot with 4 bedrooms. The decision of these conventional components was, in a way, a concern to integrate the property in the rural context the place it is found, even so the drawing and the purity in the information refers to a more modern architectonic approach.
Venture: Vila Viçosa
Designed by Intergaup
Architect in Charge: Rodrigo Vieira da Fonseca
Area: 450 sqm
Area: Vila Boim, Portugal