Casa 103 – LIVING BEHIND THE WALL

Casa 103 – LIVING BEHIND THE WALL

Architect
MARLENE ULDSCHMIDT
Location
Ferragudo, Algarve, Portugal | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Private Houses
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersFranke Kitchen Systems
ManufacturersHansgrohe SE
ManufacturersDuravit
ManufacturersBosch
lightLuzArq
ChairsVitra.

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Duravit
Manufacturers
by Bosch
light
by LuzArq
Chairs
by Vitra.

Casa 103 – LIVING BEHIND THE WALL

MARLENE ULDSCHMIDT as Architects

“LIVING BEHIND THE WALL” !


Our studio were excited to take on such an interesting project in the Fishing Village of Ferragudo, Portugal. The historic center of Ferragudo is an extremely sensitive area to work in and we believed that our intervention should be balanced harmonious and above all integrate with the surrounding architecture and history.


The studio decided to explore the concept of “LIVING BEHIND THE WALL” !


Connection The challenge was to create a facade which would be a physical barrier between the public and private areas whilst enhancing the visual connection with the village and the river.


Levels The difficult topography of the site meant that our concept would need to allow for the design of the internal space to strengthen their visual connection with the rest of the village and beyond. The concept we chose was to use the changes of level within the site in order to achieve this goal.


Light Another challenge of this concept was to create a light and airy feeling within the building. We created a vertical well of light that links all levels to achieve this.


Materials In order to balance the simple white walls natural materials of wood and stone in earthy tones where chosen.

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