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Contemporary Property in Leiria: New Portuguese Residence – design by Contaminar Arquitectos

8 Jan 2017

Texugueira House in Leiria

Location: Leiria, Portugal

Design: Contaminar Arquitectos

The shape of Texugueira House stretches on the ground, unfolding from a wall that supports three volumes.

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Each one has a different scale, offering a different experience, resulting in a dynamic and playful composition.

Texugueira House in Leiria

The first volume is empty at the ground level, providing a covered area for leisure or parking, facing the main entrance to the house, in between a game of pillars.

Texugueira House in Leiria

A painting/music studio is located at the upper level, with a small terrace that opens over the landscape and natural light.

Texugueira House in Leiria

In the central volume there are the main entrance and the social area of the dwelling, including the living room, with a large window over the green surroundings, and the kitchen connecting with the barbecue area and the garden.

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The third volume contains the private area, with two bedrooms on the ground floor, which are directly connected with the contiguous garden spaces, and with a suite with balcony on the upper floor.

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The dwelling is organized along a closed path that crosses the three volumes, accompanying the linear outer wall leaning against the terrain.

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The spaces between the volumes are shaped as small gardens or living areas, in close dialogue with the house and the rural landscape of Texugueira.

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Texugueira House in Leiria – Building Information

Contaminar Arquitectos – arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
Collaboration: Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho, Hugo Rainho
Typology: 4 rooms
Construction area: 233 m2
Dates: 2011-13

Photographs: Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Texugueira House in Leiria images / information from Contaminar Arquitectos

Location: Leiria, Portugal

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