Three Courtyards House \ Miguel Marcelino

• December 1, 2012

The plot is located in the middle of a Santo Estevao, being the best views to the north with a lake and the skyline punctuated by cork oak trees. The house is organized in a compact volume of two floors, complemented by three courtyards all different in size and features. A first large courtyard, enclosed, intimate, situates on the south side, embracing a big existing cork oak. Next to the back entrance there is another smaller patio, for service. The third courtyard works as a key element in the relationship between home and the north side of a slim space with a large horizontal opening that frames the landscape. it has an atmosphere of a “inner space outdoors, the light is soft, by reflection on the outer wall that receives direct sunlight. This vertical courtyard communicates with a staircase that leads to an open terrace, the last element of the sequence of spaces, patios and atmospheres that go from more introspective and private to more open and outside.

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+ Project facts


Architecture: Miguel Marcelino
Collaboration: Pedro Dourado
Structural and Plumbing Engineering: Pedro Monteiro
Electrical Engineering: Orlando Sousa
Landscape Design: Ana Amaro
Phases: 2009-2010 (project), 2010-2012 (construction)
General Contractor: Campelo & Campelo
Gross Floor Area: 282m2
Gross Volume: 854m3
Building Footprint: 173m2
Building Footprint: 173m2
Energy Efficiency Class: A+
Location: Vila Nova de Santo Estêvão, Benavente, Portugal
Photographs: FG+SG | Fernando Guerra

+ All images courtesy FG+SG | Fernando Guerra

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Category: Architecture, House

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