Comporta 34
Francisco Nogueira

An architectural concept about slowing down

Fragmentos as Architects

Inspired by the simplicity and the volumes of the local architecture, this summer house of totally 270 m2 unfolds towards the rice fields and the Atlantic Ocean.

photo_credit Francisco Nogueira
Francisco Nogueira

The architectural concept is about slowing down. Part of the process was to closely relate to its context considering the local features and cultural aspects of the region.

photo_credit Francisco Nogueira
Francisco Nogueira

The streamlined geometry, the use of different natural materials, as well as the white-washed façades all came together smoothly, strongly influenced by Comporta Style vernacular approach. Situated amongst the dunes, the site defines the layout and its forms.

photo_credit Francisco Nogueira
Francisco Nogueira

The spatial composition of four different gable rectilinear forms, all involving paths, terraces, and flat-covered connections, establish an organic continuity between the single-storey volume and landscape.

photo_credit Francisco Nogueira
Francisco Nogueira

As regards to the program, it can be divided into two parts: the right and upper core consists of the common areas, and the private area is organised by different volumes at the lower-left part of the house.

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