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Thu 30.10.

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

Architects Filipe Pina and Ines Costa combine rural and urban lifestyles in House JA in the North central Portuguese city of Guarda.

 

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

“The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese cities neighbourhoods.” say the architects.

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

Stone ruins, the vestiges of a traditional house and the lot’s configuration were the primary considerations for the new project. The program requirements, a family house, led to an almost total land occupation.

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

“The first principle was to separate the new and the old construction, even if they are connected inside. A stone volume represents the existing building; a concrete volume the new one.”

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

“The second principle was to introduce light in the middle of the house. Two different empty spaces were generated: the entrance, and the heart of the house – the courtyard.”

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

“The courtyard and the stairs are the center of the house and its living. These are the key elements for the spatial relationships between the different parts of the house, the interior and the exterior.”

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

“The program was divided in two levels: the living room, the kitchen and the garage were positioned on the ground floor; the bedrooms and the library at the first floor. The suite was placed in a privileged point – the memory of the old house.”

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

“The scale and the site identity were always present on the construction details and material choices: stone, concrete, steel and oak wood. Inside the white and the wood comfort. Outside a granitic and a new concrete mass were sculpted on the same way.”

 

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

House JA in Guarda by Filipe Pina + Ines Costa, photo: João Morgado

PROJECT DATA
Architects: Filipe Pina + Maria Inês Costa
Year: 2014
Location: Guarda, Portugal
Area: 260 sqm

 

Photography: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

 

to the Filipe Pina + Ines Costa website

 

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