The Varatojo House is placed on a hill, at east from the city of Torres Vedras, Portugal. Shaped by a spiral gesture, the house constructs a limit, a kind of line that gradually takes shape and thickness to accommodate the housing program.
The design strategy began by promoting a relationship between building and landscape, taking advantage of the place's overlooking position and encouraging a strong complementarity between the house and the garden, which includes the use of native vegetation.
The common areas are located at the groundfloor, which has most of the ambients: kitchen, living room and dining room, assembled into a single and continuous open space, enhanced by the ceilling design.
ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE: Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazâo
DESIGN TEAM: Filipe Vogt Rodrigues; Inês Vicente, Marta Frazâo, André Almeida, António Cotrim
AREA: 380 m2
PHOTOGRAPHS: Richard John Seymour
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Susana Maria Rodrigues & António Bettencourt
STRUCTURE: Emanuel Correia
ABOUT ATELIER DATA:
"We are a Lisbon based office with an enthusiastic and multidisciplinary team. We work in architecture, urbanism and design, producin out-of-the-box ideas to the global market. Our focus is to search strategies to find clear and innovative answers to real problems".
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Among several competitions, Atelier Data has been distinguished with the 1st Prize of the International Competition RE:VISION DALLAS with the project Forwarding Dallas, Dallas, United States; 1st Prize in the International Lisbon Ideas Challenge, with the project PowerFold; 1st Prize in the 3000 viviendas Competition in Vallecas, Madrid (Master's Collective Housing Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid), 1st Prize in the VECTOR E Entrepreneurship and Innovation competition organizde by the Innovation, Technology and Development Policy Center IN+ with the PowerFold proyect.
Varatojo, Torres Vedras, Portogallo, Lisbon