The minimalist home offers a nod to the Portuguese vernacular
Casa Um offers Algarve a pause for thought with minimalist overhaul
A redesigned rural Portuguese home turns into a modest however trendy rertreat, a minimalist home by the native architectural collective Atelier Rua
The Portuguese architectural collective Atelier Rua has redesigned a modest present construction right into a minimalist but modest, however completely trendy home within the Algarve area. The architects had been impressed by the native vernacular and local weather. Casa Um, they are saying, is a minimalist home that “displays and reinterprets the visible, bodily and spatial archetypes of conventional Algarve structure”.
The construction is made up of a bunch of well-defined, smaller and interconnected volumes. Painted white and set on an irregularly formed sloping plot (which the completely different separate volumes assist to barter with ease), the home affords a protracted view of the encircling nature and the Algarve coast. A backdrop of carob timber, olive timber, mastic and almond timber kinds an archetypal Mediterranean panorama, leaning towards the mountains of the area within the distance.
The inside is populated with a wholesome combine of latest furnishings and objects that draw inspiration from the nation’s artisan traditions; it displays the professional mix of previous and new supplied by structure. “Whenever you reap the benefits of social and out of doors areas, the previous home stands out whereas the brand new building is just not seen,” say the architects.
The social areas of the home – a fluid residing, eating and kitchen house in a number of open rooms – are positioned on the coronary heart of the ground plan, within the previous home, and in direct reference to the outside. A beneficiant backyard with a personal swimming pool on the rear of the property ensures loads of out of doors house for residents. A brand new separate quantity accommodates the 4 bedrooms of the home, all with their very own small non-public patio.
The venture is now a part of The Addresses, a regionally based mostly design firm that gives homes for lease in Portugal. Casa Um is his first property to finish. §