Portugal’s Cabo de Vila House by Spaceworkers

cabo de vila house

Cabo de Vila House in Paredes, Portugal was designed by Spaceworkers as a house for a young couple that wanted a house that didn’t look like a regular house. The location give them the central idea for the project. They wanted a shape that could fill the void left by the valley and at the same time they wanted a new shape to embrace and reflects the surrounding green areas, giving its residents a special perspective on the landscape.

Cabo de Vila House

Cabo de Vila House

In the Cabo de Vila house, the proposed volume materializes its shape through two concrete slabs with its concave sides, allowing a light glass and wood wall to unroll between them, which in a positive and negative game let the interior of the house communicate with the exterior.

Inside, the house reflects the way of living of his owners. The central courtyard welcomes anyone who enters the house and organizes all the common spaces around it like a no end space. Here, there are no barriers between the different spaces, only an organic geometry that establishes hierarchies between them and that allows mutual visual contact.

The private spaces of the house are hidden behind a curtain wall that surrounds the courtyard as well as the garage and the service areas. Like in the common areas the main bedroom is a fluid space without doors, where the hierarchy of the relations between the closet the bathroom and the sleeping area shapes the space.
 With raw materials inside and outside, the house establish a perfect connection with the surroundings ready to grow hold with the nature.

Cabo De Vila house by spaceworkers®, video by Building Pictures:

Project Year: 2010 – 2016
Area: 340m2
Site: Paredes
Henrique Marques | Architect
Rui Dinis | Architect
Sérgio Rocha | Architect
Rui Rodrigues | Architect
Rui Miguel | Architect
Finance Director: Carla Duarte | CFO
Furniture Design: Bairro Design
Photograph: FG+SG
Video: Building Pictures

images and information courtesy of Spaceworkers and FG+SG