House in Ourém

Contemporary House in Melroeira, Ourém Residence, Portuguese Farmland Home, Architecture Interior Design

House in Ourém

Contemporary Portuguese Residence in Melroeira, Ourém – design by Filipe Saraiva, Architect

28 Nov 2017

Contemporary House in Ourém

Design: Filipe Saraiva

Location: Melroeira, Ourém, Portugal

Geometrically shaped Residence in Ourém

House in Ourém

Photos: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The house is located on a piece of land in Ourém, characterized by its rectangular configuration, with a descending slope in the south direction (next to the public road).

House in Ourém

The difference in height between the highest point and the lowest point is approximately 4.50m. It is a farmland with a natural landscape, facing south and overlooking the Castle of Ourém.

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When we ask a child, anywhere in the world to draw a house, all of them invariably present us with a simplistic representation consisting of five lines, a rectangle and two squares.

House in Ourém

The pentagon composed by five lines represents the walls and the roof. The rectangle is meant to represent the door and the squares, the windows.

House in Ourém

House in Ourém

Regardless of the culture, the architectural references of each place, or the most common concept of accommodation from that place, it shows that all the houses have characteristics that are transversal to each one of us, because we all feel that the house is like a shelter that protects us from the world that surrounds us. It is our safe haven and our own world.

House in Ourém

House in Ourém

This archetype is usually defined by a polygon of regular geometric shape, generally well proportioned and with balanced dimensions, with which we all identify.

House in Ourém

The project consists of a house of me, for me and my family and intends to meet our functional needs, but also to satisfy a range of architectural requirements that are part of my formal and spatial imaginary, resulting from my individual and family experience.

House in Ourém

After the process of identifying the site and acquiring the land, the development of the project became a natural process where the pretensions and memories began to give meaning to the drawing. From then on, the drawing started to gain a consistent form.

House in Ourém

This form has become the concept of this project with which I tried to be, throughout its development, the most coherent possible, trying not to distort from the principle. The pergola assumes the same design, as an extension from the house.

House in Ourém

House in Ourém

The project was developed based on the modular composition principle, creating a proper rhythm in the façades and roofing. The constructive method adopted consists in the use of prefabricated black concrete panels, with a regular dimension, that defines the stereotomy of the project, since it is composed of repeated modules arranged sequentially.

House in Ourém

The use of black concrete as a material aims for a smooth integration in harmony with the landscape, as well as reduce maintenance costs.

House in Ourém

In formal terms, the house results in a simple and perfectly regular volume, almost monolithic, that lands on the ground, in the longitudinal direction of its inclination, in an intermediate point overlooking the street.

House in Ourém

House in Ourém – Building Information

Project: Single Family Housing
Promoter: Filipe Saraiva
Location: Melroeira – Ourém Construction
Area: 410 sqm
Year of Project: 2015
Year of Construction: 2016
Architecture: Filipe Saraiva
Collaborators: Andreia Correia, Agnieszka Marques
Specialties: Rui Santos, Equação Dupla
Construction: Vigobloco
3D Image: Sintoniametrica
Models: Filipe Saraiva

House in Ourém

Photography: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

House in Ourém information received 281117


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