Office name: Vitor Vilhena Arquitectura
Responsible Architect: Vitor Vilhena
Team: Nuno Gonçalves, Michael Vieira
Location: Arrifóias, Odemira – Portugal
Year of completion: 2010
Total construction area (m2): 175 m2
Photography: João Morgado
Materials used in the construction
Company / Product:
1. Duravit – Toilets
2. Bruma – Taps
3. Margrés – Tiles
The site is included in Estate of Arrifóias, Odemira, Alentejo, where nature and
topography have very specific features. The client seeks a solution that favors housing
asset values and landscaped sites.
Respecting the site in its entirety, the project is total involvement with the natural
surroundings. Was privileged contemplation of the landscape, adapting the volumetry of
the house to the natural topography. The extremely careful two volumes have been
developed in “L” shape.
The arrangement shown, maximizes the southern sun exposure, differing in subtle, nonblocking visual, public, and private areas. On the whole, the project was undertaken
without sacrificing the natural elements and panoramic tiny cuts between the site
characteristics and human intervention.