House in Tavira
Vítor Vilhena Architects, Portugal
Area: 400 sqm
Photos: João Morgado
Descriptive memory by Vítor Vilhena Architects (text from Archdaily.com):
South of Portugal, Algarve, Tavira. Here the ocean peeks, while the 400
olive trees surround the house. An old building has to give place to a
new one, keeping the twovolume- footprint in the soft topography.
Based on the area occupied by the pre-existence, maintaining the
orientation of the housing compartments south, the architectural concept
seeks to create two parcels with separate identities, including one
volume with irregular geometry and other volume of regular geometry that
communicate through a glass hallway. The surrounding outdoors relate to
the terrain, landscape and vegetation.