The house is built around three project themes. The continuous and enlacing space, which incorporates different inhabiting functions. The time, which incorporates the movement and permanence. The materiality, which incorporates the antithesis weight/lightness.

House in moreira / phyd arquitectura

Concrete volume; from which is subtracted, the space to enter, and the south patios. Patios that enable continuity, between different spaces of the house, and interior/exterior. Which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light.

House in moreira / phyd arquitectura

The space articulates, compression and horizontality, with decompression and verticality. In a precise exercise, of measure and proportion.

House in moreira / phyd arquitectura

The materiality is used in its most essential expression, conferring to the house, weight and lightness simultaneously.

Project Details:

Location: Moreira, Portugal
Type: HousesResidential
Architects: Phyd Arquitecturawww.phydarquitectura.com
Team: Paulo Henrique Durão – João Ricardo Dias – Daniel Gil Tomé
Clients: Married couple with two children
Photos: Javier Callejas

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