The Azoia´s Jewel House, Portugal

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The Azoia´s Jewel House, Portugal

Arquitetura Lisboa: Portuguese Home Interior – design by Pedro Quintela Studio, architect

25 Aug 2016

Jewel House in Azoia

Architects : Pedro Quintela Studio

Location: Azoia, Lisbon, Portugal

The Azoia´s Jewel House

The Azoias Jewel House

Based in a holistic concept, the architect worked the disorganized energies, using them, assimilating them and organizing them to form a specific structure with identity, creating beauty, truth and value. The aim was to understand the place through its intangible qualities, its myths, its legends, its policies and its humanity.

The Azoias Jewel House The Azoias Jewel House The Azoias Jewel House

The architect’s work method is, as he assures us, intuitive. His real clients are the sites themselves. It is with them that he spends most of his time, “hearing them”, carefully. They “speak softly” to him and tell him how they want to be rebuilt. The architect takes on the role of “spokesman”, thus assumes as core onus knowing how to “listen” and to create in the unique place, what it may, or not, request. The challenge was to infuse this intervention with the holistic morphology of the place.

The Azoias Jewel House

The architect’s work method is, as he assures us, intuitive. His real clients are the sites themselves. It is with them that he spends most of his time, hearing them carefully. They speak softly to him and tell him how they want to be rebuilt. The Architect takes on the role of spokesman, thus assumes as core onus knowing how to listen and to create in the unique places, what it may, or not, request.

The Azoias Jewel House

This intervention took two years to build. It´s located in Sintra, Portugal, in the Village of Azóia, the westernmost community in mainland Europe. It is a privileged area, located between mountains and imposing cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The area is described as where land ends and sea begins and it was elected, by Peace Blossom, as an inspirational place for Humanity to build a World in Peace and Harmony.

The Architect believes that the simplicity of the materials and their belonging to each particular place highlights the essence of his architecture, which he seeks genuine and not “masked”. He believes that the beauty of the architecture, such as the beauty of the human being, is in its simplicity and authenticity.

The intervention sought to go further than building a home with nostalgic memories of the past, further than standard rash site assumptions. The aim was to understand the place through its intangible qualities, its myths, its legends, its policies and its humanity. The challenge for the architect was to infuse this intervention with the morphology of the place.

Places are conceived, not as mathematical but as existential dimensions, where the architect gets involved emotionally, intellectually and subconsciously with the place. In this way, the architect aims to contribute to the transformation (process time and evolution), appreciating its physical and social context, rather than imposing architectural forms derived from other remote places avoiding ideals of architectural interventions, which are effectively meaningless in this

About Pedro Quintela Studio
The Pedro Quintela Studio it’s a platform to develop and share the work of its founder, Pedro Quintela. Architect with an assumed artistic soul, admirer of the miracle of life, time and ephemeral; witness its creativity through alchemy and harmony. Through its Holistic concept, it Design main focus its about working disorganized energies, using, assimilating and organizing them to form a specific structure with identity, creating beauty, truth and value. The Studio is a firm believer in the art that develops as a process of evolution, as with nature, connected in three phases: adaptation (immediate responses of the object and place); transformation (reflection) and crystallization (creation). Just going through this process, consider a work to be authentic and respectful to the The Spirit of the Place.

The Azoias Jewel House

Jewel House – Building Information

Architect: Pedro Quintela Studio
Interior area 264 sqm
Total Land Area 233 sqm

The Azoias Jewel House

Photography: Giorgio Bordino

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