House GD

2017 | Cascais

One of the biggest challenging of this work were the small dimensions of the place and the already consolidated surroundings, there so, the relations between scale and proportion was since the beginning a main point. Using a clean language with contemporary details that result from a reinterpretation of language and traditional materials from the village of Cascais, the building stands as one of the others in the elevation of the street, keeping the cascalence identity and the original lines, respecting the imagination associated to the location.

The building works in four different levels; three of them are connected by a stair that stands as a sculpture, being a part of the architectural path; this stair starts as a part of the furniture and, as long as it goes up, starts disconnecting and turning itself more lighter, allowing a more permeable relationship between levels in order to have a better use of space and light. The areas are quite large, especially on the 1st floor – at street level – where it works as an open-space, leading to the feeling of spacious and benefiting in terms of useful areas. The bedrooms and bathrooms are in the intermediate floors. The third level has a recessed balcony, which gives access to the last level, where we find a terrace, the result of subtraction of matter.


Technical Specs

Location                          Cascais
Project Year 2017
Conclusion 2019
Construction Area 131 m2
Architecture Marco Ligeiro
Design Team André Caetano; Gabriela Garcia e Luis Pereira
Building Contractor  –
Program Housing
Services Architecture Project; Detail Design and Project Management; Engineering Projects
Photographs Ivo Tavares Studio – – @ivotavaresstudio