The A House by REM’A

View all 20 Photos

A wood and concrete house designed with clean geometric forms and “pivoting” floors.

Located in a densely built area on the outskirts of the Guimarães city in Portugal, the A House solves the issue of privacy in a creative and elegant way. Architecture firm REM’A designed the dwelling with two floors that seemingly pivot around a central axis. Both the sloping topography of the site and the proximity to neighboring houses dictated crucial aspects of the design. For example, the closed upper level contains the sleeping areas and offers complete privacy despite being close to the road. Clad in wood with a diagonal board design, this volume creates a nest-like feel. A triangular opening brings natural light into the interior and offers views of the surroundings at the same time.

By contrast, the lower level opens completely to the outdoor spaces. The living room overlooks the terrace, pool area, and a small garden. The studio used a specially selected palette of materials for this project. On the exterior, the wood will develop a silver gray patina and will closely match the lower concrete walls. The marriage of concrete and wood continues in the interior and becomes especially striking in the staircase, where the two materials alternate with each step. Sheltered from the surrounding buildings but open to the sky and greenery, courtyards and terraces become the perfect lounge areas in warm weather. Photographs© Ivo Tavares Studio.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Steel Craft House

    A modern dwelling designed with a Corten steel facade that mirrors the neighboring traditional houses….

  • Tack Barn

    An old barn transformed into a family weekend retreat. Inspired by Jack London’s belief in…

  • Villa Sophia

    A contemporary dwelling designed with sculptural interiors, work and living areas, and an artificial intelligence…

  • Writer’s Studio

    A stone, wood, and glass cabin nestled in a woodland. Some studios provide everything you…

  • Aldo Beach House

    A 1940s beach house transformed into a gorgeous contemporary home with two new wings that…

  • Sheffield Residence

    A refined one-story house that celebrates the memory of a site with contemporary and sustainable…

  • House Inside a Ruin

    A modern home built inside the envelope of an old brick farmhouse. Located in a…

  • Church of Beatified Restituta

    A spectacular modern church designed with poetic details full of meaning. Architect Marek Jan Štěpán…

  • Casa R

    A minimalist concrete house nestled in a rocky landscape on the island of Corsica. Located…

  • House in Algaida

    An agricultural shed transformed and expanded into a house with a two-story studio. Nestled in…

  • Castaños House

    A concrete and glass house designed with open spaces and an interior courtyard. Located a…

Take me there

  • The TypeO Loft

    A relaxing Swedish retreat designed with one open-plan room and floor-to-ceiling windows. Part of a…

  • The Roncolo 1888 Resort

    A high-end bed and breakfast on a sprawling wine estate in Italy. Located in the…

  • Beach Hotel in Odessa

    A spectacular guest suite imagined for a beach retreat in Odessa, Ukraine. With the 2020…

loader