I am going to show you one finalist project on the contest Building of the Year, set by the website "plataforma arquitectura".
The studio that developed this small house, with aproximatly 200 square meters, is the portuguese ARX PORTUGAL. The intervention area is located in the village of Possanco, Alentejo (centre/interior of Portugal).
The paradigms of traditional architecture of the region, the white walls (lime) and the roofs with two garrets were the starting point of the design. Plus the triangular shape of the lot was a big constrain regarding the roof solution.
How to design a two garret roofing in a triangular volume?
The answer was assuming that "cut" on the lot and replicate it on the house volume, it's easy to understand this process in the models scheme below.
Tranquilizing and very inspiring vacation house isn't it? The simplicity of lines and angles is amazing, the sharp edges opposing the bucolic view is overwhelming.
Hope you enjoy it. Over and Out!