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Falfosa House, Faro Residence

5 Mar 2020

Contemporary House in Falfosa

Design: AAP Associated Architects Partnership

Location: Falfosa, Faro, Portugal

House in Falfosa, Faro

Photos by José Campos

This project is part of a small rural settlement in a national agricultural reserve protected area, located north of the city of Faro.

Falfosa House, Faro, Portugal home

Historically, the typical house in this limestone area of the Algarve, designated as Barrocal, is characterized by its humble and austere architecture, predominantly white; the sheltered courtyard next to the entrance, protected by low stone walls and benches; by its extensions and the presence of a water tank for mainly agricultural purposes.

Falfosa House in Faro, Portugal residence

The rehabilitation of the existing ruin, opened the hypothesis of programmatic reformulation of the project, adding new spaces and optimizing its use to a modern and contemporary way of living. However, some existing elements have been recovered; like the water tank and some original walls, among others; with an unequivocal intention to ensure the presence of a well-known identity of the place.

Falfosa House, Faro, Portugal home interior

The whole process is developed around a desire to characterize the house, so that it presents itself as a kind of extension of the existing agglomerate, attached to the lot to be rehabilitated. It reflects a modest and unadorned culture, linked to an intrinsic way of living in this foothills of the Algarve.

Falfosa House, Faro, Portugal property aerial

The proposed program results in a simple and flexible typology, taking into account the reduced area available, seeking to qualify the entire space and its use. It has two bedrooms en suite, a guest toilet, a kitchen and a living room. The small hall leading to the restroom and one of the bedrooms houses a laundry area as well as a mezzanine, a third sleeping area for periods of greater occupancy, guaranteeing full use of the house with sufficient amenities.

Falfosa House, Faro, Portugal house

House in Falfosa, Faro, Portugal

The three courtyards articulate with the exterior, the orchards and the surroundings. They work as natural extensions of the different areas and also, together with the free height of 3.60m, transverse ventilation, decisive for a more passive and efficient behavior of the house in the face of a demanding climate in this area of the Algarve.

House in Falfosa, Faro, Portugal

Contemporary Residence in Falfosa House, Faro, Portugal – Building Information

Project Name: Falfosa House
Architecture Firm: AAP Associated Architects Partnership
Website: www.aap.company
Contact e-mail: info@aap.company
Firm Location: Kuwait and Portugal

House in Falfosa, Faro, Portugal

Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area: 103 sqm
Project location: Falfosa, Faro – Portugal

Lead Architects: Telmo Rodrigues
Lead Architects e-mail: tr@aap.company

House in Falfosa, Faro, Portugal

Additional Credits

Collaborators
Architects: Carla Barroso, Pedro Miranda, Lionel Estriga, Emanuel Grave, Carlo Palma, Elvino Domingos, João Costa, Duarte Correia, Luís Esteves, Diogo Monteiro
Engineering: Rúben Rodrigues, Sérgio Costa
Interior Design: Leonor Feyo
Graphic Design: Aquilino Sotero

House in Falfosa, Faro, Portugal

Media Provider
Photo credits: José Campos
Photographer website: www.josecamposphotography.com
Photographer e-mail: josecamposphotographer@gmail.com

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Location: Falfosa, Faro, Portugal

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