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The rehabilitation of this villa calls for various dimensions of dreams, both in the enjoyment of the interior and in the contemplation of the panoramic horizon. The contemporary language and materials, especially the volumes of white lacquered plates and large glass spans, clearly marked the enlargement, differentiated from the original house.
Project name
JAC House
Architecture firm
VISIOARQ Arquitectos
Location
Coimbra, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Light, intimacy, balance and contemplation of the outdoor spaces are some of RCR House striking features - a haven located in a residential area of Anadia, in central Portugal.
Project name
RCR House
Architecture firm
VISIOARQ Arquitectos
Location
Anadia, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Preserve the identity of the site and the characteristics of the building in question gave us the motto for intervention. The proposed space appears as a "house inside a house". A massive volume landed into the existing space replicating the geometry of the shape.
Project name
Information Center of the Romanesque (Centro Informação do Românico)
Architecture firm
Spaceworkers®
Location
Paredes, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Considering the roughness and the remoteness of this plot it would be difficult (and extremely expensive) to assemble construction yards for a traditional building. Thus, in this case, resorting to prefabricated structures was not just a choice, but the only efficient option we had to simplify the building process within such conditions.
Project name
Paradinha 11 Cabins in the Woods
Architecture firm
SUMMARY
Location
Aldeia da Paradinha, Alvarenga – Arouca [Coord: 40°56'03.8"N 8°10'22.0"W]
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
I get in the car, turn the keys, listen to the noisy symphony coming from the engine and hit the road to reach my house in the town of Amieira, next to Marinha Grande, land of glass and the mold industry in Portugal.
Project name
Marinha-Grande House - Casa Marinha Grande
Architecture firm
Contaminar Arquitectos
Location
Amieira, Marinha-Grande, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
Intervening in an existing building is in itself a good challenge, when we have added centuries of history to the pre-existence, the challenge is even greater. The intervention focuses on the creation of an exhibition structure, alluding to the life and historical legacy of Damião de Gois, inside an old, restored church in Alenquer.
Project name
Museu Damião de Góis e as Vitimas da Inquisição / Damião de Góis Museum and the Victims of the Inquisition
Architecture firm
Spaceworkers
Location
Alenquer, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG+SG. Video: Building Pictures
The idea of a vernacular architecture (forgotten) and how it seeks to form a clear speech between the landscape and the programmatic needs is something that we have always admired. A very successful example of this are the structures to support agriculture (barns / granary), which, more or less randomly, punctuate the countryside, as blocks of ephe...
Project name
Casa BE
Architecture firm
spaceworkers®
Location
Paredes, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Cabo de vila is a house for a young couple that wanted a house that doesn't look like a regular house. When we first meet the place for the house, the approach to the location give us the central mote for the project. We wanted a shape that can fill the void left by the valley and at the same time we wanted this new shape to embrace and reflects th...
Project name
Cabo de Vila House
Architecture firm
spaceworkers®
Location
Paredes, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Building Pictures (video)