A house for books. This challenge started with a premise from the client: space for many books. Immediately, our imaginary guided us to the many classical renaissance libraries, with sliding stairs that reach the book mountain. That was the motto of the intervention: a high space capable of generate the composition and hierarchize interior spaces.
▼建筑远眺，view in distance © FG+SG®
The idea was growing and the volumetric experience led to the functional differentiation of the interior spaces, crating a roof as a restless mass with different heights. The roof also figures itself in a fifth facade and influences the idealization of the other ones. Suddenly we had created a dense, heavy, monolithic cover roof that needed to be subverted, giving an idea of levitating mass that is slightly lying on light wood and glass. The roof seems to crush the users, reminding them of their own scale as humans and the ancestral importance of the shelter.
▼丰富的屋顶空间，different roof spaces © FG+SG®
▼屋顶的厚重与人的尺度形成对比，the heavy roof in contrast with human scale © FG+SG®
The time – important architectural component – is also an essential agent of the composition. The built elements – specially in concrete – seek to register the passage of time through it formwork texture. This formwork, similar to the roof variations, assumes ups and downs, protrusions and recesses, allowing it to keep the time with the representation of the shadows during the different hours of the day, giving also a dramatic appearance to the facades.
▼体块穿插，厚实的屋顶围合出露台空间，the volume of heavy monolithic cover roof enclosing the terrace space © FG+SG®
As the time passes the textured concrete will naturally age and will be more integrated in the rural surroundings. The same will happen to the wood base, which the older it gets the more magnificence will become, enriching the house.
▼室内，楼梯通向分层设置的藏书空间，interior, stairs leading to the hierarchize book collectionspace © FG+SG®
▼室内，餐厅与书房，interior, dining room and study © FG+SG®
▼夜景，混凝土的凹凸纹理反映时间流逝，night view, the texture of concrete reflecting the pass of time © FG+SG®
▼一层平面图，floor plan © spaceworkers
▼屋顶平面图，roof plan © spaceworkers
▼东立面，elevation East © spaceworkers
▼西立面，elevation East © spaceworkers
▼剖面，section © spaceworkers
Project: Private House
Project Year: 2014-2018
Team Principal architects: Henrique Marques Rui Dinis
Architects: Marco Santos Marta Silva Mónica Pacheco Tiago Maciel
Furniture Design: Bairro Design
Finance Director: Carla Duarte
cfo engineer: Simetria Vertical