The Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” “COPY” 2013 Houses Area:  653 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard The Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos CopyHouses•Leiria, Portugal Projects ArchDaily Architects: Contaminar Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. This house is a single-family dwelling located in Leiria, designed by Contaminar Arquitectos. With a large area, it develops itself in a single storey, although its impact is reduced. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn the main access, on the East façade, we don’t perceive the existence of the House: an alternated game of ramps directs to the discrete entrance or to the green-roof, which make the House merge with the landscape. On these ramps, the floor and walls are covered with gravel and stone, making this part of the house more opaque and closed, retracted towards the main access route and the neighbourhood houses. Save this picture!Floor PlanOn the opposite façade, in the West, the geometry is more clear and the drawing more evident. A sequence of voids and plain volumetries allows the inner organization of the private closed spaces (toilets, closet and wardrobes) conjugated with the openness of the rooms, slightly retracted, to the outside area. A central volume stands out in the façade as an axis that divides the living area from the more private area of the house. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIt contains a pool and its interior surface, in concrete, maintains a close relationship with the landscape: the shapes and the light coming from outside are reflected in the water of this rectangle, as in a mirror. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWith a very strong image, a cork skin covers the entire North, South and West exterior surfaces of the house, as if the volume were “contaminated” by the natural surroundings. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGBeyond the effective thermal insulation provided for the concrete structure, the sensorial properties of this unique material make this architectural object pleasant to the touch, by the softness of its texture – the House becomes part of nature. Its earth tone contrasts with the green of the grass and harmonizes with the surrounding trees.Save this picture!Detail 1Project gallerySee allShow lessCall for Participation: Use-ReUse Adaptive ModernismArchitecture NewsCalatrava’s World Trade Center Transit Hub Fails to ImpressArchitecture News Share The Hill Cork House / Contaminar ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos Year:  CopyAbout this officeContaminar ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLeiriaWoodHousesPortugalPublished on March 10, 2014Cite: “The Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos” 10 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more