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ARCHITECTS COMPANYAtelier data (, Lisbona, Portogallo

ADRESS : Varatojo, Torres Vedras, Portogallo

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

YEAR : 2013

PHOTOGRAPHS: Richard John Seymour

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Susana Maria Rodrigues, António Bettencourt

STRUCTURE: Emanuel Correia

The Varatojo House is placed on a Hill, 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 in the groundfloor, which centralizes most of the program kitchen, living room and dining room constrained to a single and continuous open space, enhanced by the ceilling plan.


We believe that each project is the “engine” of its own investigation, allowing critical, creative and innovative approach. Diagrammatic and elementary representations are Both the outcome of process and means of diagnosis,
research and communication of new solutions.
The development of projects depends primarily on factors that have much more to do with the experience and intuition of each of the partners than with vigorous body and organized common thought. 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, Spain (Master’s Collective Housing Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid); 1st Prize in the “VECTOR Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, with the “PowerFold” project competition organized by the Innovation, Technology and Development Politics Center IN+, Instituto Superior Técnico  UTL.