Casa A explores extroverted versus introverted spaces

Casa A explores extroverted versus introverted spaces

8 Jan 2020 News

Located on the outskirts of Guimaraes, Portugal, the design concept for Casa A by REM’A Architects revolves around two distinct types of use and nature – social (extroverted) and private (introverted). 

Credit: Ivo Tavares Studio

Exterior spaces adjacent to these two types of use reinforce their either extroverted or introverted use and nature. For the social areas of the house, open and spacious exterior spaces extend the habitable surface of the house and lend to strong indoor to outdoor connections. For more private areas, exterior space is carved out from the earth. These private areas are enclosed with earth and concrete retaining walls, allowing for the control of light and visual relations with surroundings.   

Credit: Ivo Tavares Studio

The monolithic upper volume is clad with diagonally oriented Lunawood, a thermo-modified wood cladding. The materiality makes reference to nest, surrounding and protecting the house. The concrete retaining walls that enclose the site, in turn, form the walls of the ground floor beneath.

Credit: Ivo Tavares Studio
Credit: Ivo Tavares Studio

 

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