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Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an "abstract box" in Portugal

Portugal Architecture News - Aug 17, 2023 - 15:52   1483 views

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Portuguese architecture practice Madeiguincho has built a wooden cabin nestled among trees, resembling a floating abstract box in Cascais, Portugal

Named Patina Garden Studio, the 18-square-metre cabin has a 40-square-metre plaform lifted from the ground, while the platform also runs through the existing tree.

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

The single-storey cabin houses a mezzanine level and is connected to the outside through a small triangular window with a slide.

Wandering through a sculpture garden, a path leads visitors to a floating platform where a translucent object stands gracefully. 

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Described as a sculpture, the studio defines the cabin as "an abstract box" that floats among the trees, thanks to its reflecting feature with lights and shadows. 

"Patina Garden Studio invites children to discover and embrace a world of play," said Madeiguincho

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Approaching the house, visitors are invited to enter through a corner sliding door. 

The cabin is differentiated by the rhythmic patterns of the wood structure, while the translucent walls create a play of shadows and light shimmering through the space.

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

"Once inside, the air carries the soothing scent of Japanese cedar." 

"The wooden structure, carefully crafted, frames views of the garden, blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors," the studio added.

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

The interior unfolds an upper floor for exploration: a ladder leads visitors to the gable roof where they can reach a special, more enclosed room with connections to the outside through a big slide on one side and an exterior climbing wall on the other.

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

In this project, the studio's aim was to explore the harmonious connection between architectural design and wood craftsmanship in a special surrounding environment, creating a seamless blend that defines the essence of this sensory-stimulating space and inspires children's imagination. 

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Ground floor plan

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

First level plan

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Section

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Elevation

Wooden cabin by Madeiguincho is nestled among trees like an

Elevation

Project facts

Project name: Patina Garden Studio

Architects: Madeiguincho

Location: Cascais, Portugal. 

Completion Year: 2023

Architects: Gonçalo Marrote, João Brás,  Nicholas Sartori Gennari

Master Carpenters: João Marrote, Rui Peixoto

All images © João Carranca.

All drawings © Madeiguincho.

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