CASA EM BRUFE

CASA EM BRUFE

Architect
OVAL
Location
Brufe, Portugal | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Ivo Tavares
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
KitchenAYEME
EquipmentsBosch
CarpentryCarplic
Minimalist frameworkEcosteel
Interior hardwaresJNF Architectural Hardware
Marble and GraniteMámores Santiago

Product Spec Sheet
Kitchen
by AYEME
Equipments
by Bosch
Carpentry
by Carplic
Minimalist framework
Interior hardwares
Marble and Granite

CASA EM BRUFE

OVAL as Architects

The house was intended to be ground floor. The land is almost flat and has a timid water line that borders the property to the west. The surroundings are marked to the south by a natural, continuous space, as if it served as a backdrop for a long lawn. To the north, the well-kept main road is directly opposite a pre-primary school building. THE  housing is neither hidden nor facing the street. Its patio is the focal point of the volumes, it defines and defines itself.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares

The set is composed of two parts, a taller one representing the most public areas of the house, the entrance, the generous living room and the kitchen (with pantry).
The lower volume, facing the east side, organizes four rooms, a laundry and an office, all arranged in a row.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares
photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares

Basically, like a piece by Giacometti, there are two boxes connected by an empty space in which each one represents its home, one more open and public and the other more domestic and private.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares
photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares

The patio spaces will be more important than the ones built, as these are the elements that make the house work. The glazing, 6 meters wide, slides only with mechanical support – it opens up for the family's special moments and turns the house into an open space merged with the quadrangular patio. At the same time, this large glazing when opened creates a mini enclosed patio adjacent to the pantry.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares
photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares

All the openings of the volumes seek a language in which the notion of the window as an element of interior-exterior relationship is assumed. In the bedrooms, the need for seclusion led to the creation of a horizontalized wooden skin, which reinforces the grammatical exercise of a house that intends to be modern but contaminated by a search for fluidity and coherence in the architectural language.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares

Team:
Architects: OVAL
Main Architect: AVELINO OLIVEIRA
Constructor: Moreira Sampaio, lda
Engineering: OMEGA
Inspection:Eng Jorge Fernandes
Interiors Team: Asil
Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio

photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares
photo_credit Ivo Tavares
Ivo Tavares

Materials used: 
Minimalist framework: Ecosteel
Taps and fittings: W7
Interior hardwares: JNF
Carpentry: Carplic
Kitchen furniture: AYEME
Outdoor glass: Vidraria Covelo
Sanitary ware: Sanitana + Sanindusa
Marble and Granite: Mámores Santiago, lda
Equipments: Bosch

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