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Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Portugal Architecture News - Jan 4, 2021 - 14:10   5416 views

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Portuguese architecture studio dp Arquitectos has designed a linear, sandstone-toned house that plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios in Santarém, Portugal.

Named House in Santarém, the 287-square-metre house is located on the perimeter of an allotment, overlooking the countryside. 

The house is organized with service area on the North side, social area in the center, and a bedroom area on the other end, all facing the generous patio with swimming pool.

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Designed simply in plan layout, the rooms are plugged-in the central main hall and some rooms are designed as protruding volumes with different geometry.

In its outer appearance, the house is perceived with smooth and sharp edges but softened with its sandstone-colored palette, which makes the house invisible from afar.

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

A big open swimming pool is added to a wall that continues on the other side of the house. The house embraces a big back garden with flat landscape design.

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Maintaining privacy was one of the key components of design, in the demanding task of harmonizing the built in the territory. "The volumes and elevations are organized as a visual reference on the main road axis of the allotment," said dp Arquitectos. 

"Contrary to the thankless strategy of the other lots, the pre-existing trees are defended, with their valuable shade under the intense heat of the Ribatejo."

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

The architects added that "comfort and simplicity of living are desired, without hurting the will of the design. The search for simplicity is a complex process."

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

There are only floor-to-ceiling windows that disrupt the outer looking of the house. On the other hand, the house pretends like it is made of only big walls. 

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

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Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

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Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

Elevation

Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

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Sandstone-toned house by dp Arquitectos plays with recession of volumes to create generous patios

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Project facts

Project name: House in Santarém

Architects: dp Arquitectos

Location: Santarém, Portugal 

Size: 287m2 

Date: 2020 

All images © Ivo Tavares Studio

All drawings © dp Arquitectos

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