Texugueira House By Contaminar Arquitectos

Contaminar Arquitectos have designed the Texugueira House in Leiria, Portugal.

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The architect’s description

Its shape stretches on the ground, unfolding from a wall that supports three volumes. Each one has a different scale, offering a different experience, resulting in a dynamic and playful composition.

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The first volume is empty at the ground level, providing a covered area for leisure or parking, facing the main entrance to the house, in between a game of pillars.

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A painting/music studio is located at the upper level, with a small terrace that opens over the landscape and natural light.

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In the central volume there are the main entrance and the social area of the dwelling, including the living room, with a large window over the green surroundings, and the kitchen connecting with the barbecue area and the garden.

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The third volume contains the private area, with two bedrooms on the ground floor, which are directly connected with the contiguous garden spaces, and with a suite with balcony on the upper floor.

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The dwelling is organized along a closed path that crosses the three volumes, accompanying the linear outer wall leaning against the terrain.

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The spaces between the volumes are shaped as small gardens or living areas, in close dialogue with the house and the rural landscape of Texugueira.

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Architect: Contaminar Arquitectos – arch. Joel Esperança,arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
Collaboration: Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho,Hugo Rainho

Photography: Fernando Guerra – FG+SG architecture photography

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