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Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Portugal Architecture News - Aug 29, 2022 - 10:10   428 views

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Designed by Inception Architects Studio PS House is located in a low-density urban cluster and some farmland in the outskirts of Braga, in northern Portugal in a piece of land with an approximately rectangular shape, and situated in an sharp slope, uneven and winding spot of land laid out in a North-Northwest direction facing a small valley.

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Developed over three floors the house faces North, downward over the land and following -spanning the asymmetry encountered in a coherent functional hierarchy in height. 

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

This spatial progression occurs in a descending fashion, that is: functional or work area, social area and private area.

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

The house sits on the ground in a 'terraced' solution, following its unevenness and shape and surging as a volume defined in three outfitted blocks. 

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Each of these blocks correspond to three different set up areas of the house, which are organized in a simple, uncomplicated  program of functional, social and private areas about three meters height each in a descending fashion.

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

The architect used the layout and play of the setup to create hidden corners where surprising views are an unexpected reward for the visitors. 

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Even terraced planted "garden" pots are welcoming surprise and delight.

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

The entire interior of the house seeks to complement the outside green and the extensive views, and its location shows the utmost respect for its surroundings and natural environment.

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

To the visitor is a delightful treat; the architects took full advantage of the views and spectacular setting as well as the use of the best section of the land to locate the building and its bucolic outdoors.

Atelier Inception's PS House; A Home Shaped by Light and Spectacular Setting

Project facts

Project name: PS House


Architecture office: Inception Architects Studio

Location: Esporões, Braga


Year of conclusion: 2021

Total area: 400m2



Builder: Manuel Antunez Construções


Interior Design: Studio Vilaça Interiores



All images © Ivo Tavares Studio via Inception Architects Studio.

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