Mortuary House in Vila Caiz – Portugal

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Mortuary House in Vila Caiz

Portuguese Architecture – design by Raul Sousa Cardoso & Graca Vaz

28 May 2014

Mortuary House in Vila Caiz

Design: Raul Sousa Cardoso & Graca Vaz

Location: Vila Caiz, Amarante, Portugal

Integrated in a hybrid residential context which crosses urban and rural references, the mortuary house emerges as a filter between them and a universe of contemplation of the distant mountains.

Mortuary House

Bounded by a municipal road, a farmland and the Church of Vila Caiz, the constructed volume results from the confluence between the axes of delimiters ground, framing the landscape and solar orientation.

Mortuary House

The materiality of the building integrates and filters the context in which it operates through grilles cover crops in concrete (filter of light and views) granite floors, walls and paneling in conjunction with the whiteness of the walls.

Mortuary House

The interior space results mainly from three major interconnection between spaces defined by an atrium and two rooms that can be joined or fragmented depending on the circumstances.

Mortuary House

The view of the distant mountains combined with the water from a tank that strategically reflects in the slope of the roof and walls of the mortuary are factors that catalyze an environment of neutrality, silence and introspection.

Mortuary House

Mortuary House in Vila Caiz – Building Information

Raul Sousa Cardoso & Graca Vaz
Location: Vila Caiz, Amarante, Portugal
Area: 110 m2
Photography: Jose Campos

Photography: Jose Campos

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