The Embracing House Residential House by Pedro Quintela

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
The Embracing House

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residential House

INSPIRATION:
Based in a holistic concept, the architect worked with the disorganised energies of an abandone house in ruins, using them, assimilating them and organising them to form a specific structure with identity, creating beauty, truth and value. The aim was to understand the place through its intangible qualities, its myths, its legends, its policies and its humanity.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The architect work method is intuitive. His real clients are the sites themselves and it is with them that he spends most of his time, hearing them carefully. They speak softly to him and tell him how they want to be rebuilt. The architect takes on the role of spokesman, thus assumes as core onus knowing how to listen and to create in the unique place, what it may, or not, request. The challenge was to infuse this intervention with the holistic morphology of the place.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The architect work method is intuitive. His real clients are the sites themselves. It is with them that he spends most of his time, hearing them carefully. They speak softly to him and tell him how they want to be rebuilt. The Architect takes on the role of spokesman, thus assumes as core onus knowing how to listen and to create in the unique places, what it may, or not, request.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This intervention took three years to build and is located in the picturesque village of Malveira da Serra in Cascais, Portugal. It is a privileged quiet area, located in the South of Sintra Mountain overlooking the ocean.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The architect believes that the simplicity of the materials and their belonging to each particular place highlights the essence of his architecture, which he seeks genuine and not masked. He believes that the beauty of the architecture, such as the beauty of the human being, is in its simplicity and authenticity.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
This renovation is a simbiosys between the popular and the today's way of building in terms of form, function, space, light and materials. The intervention it has exactly the same total dimensions of the old house. The challenge of the architect was to remake all the inside of it in order to accomplish the new desired programme.

TAGS:
Housing, Renovation, Ruins, Authentic, Zen, Clean, Bright, Spacious, Harmony

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The intervention sought to go further than building a home with nostalgic memories of the past, further than standard rash site assumptions. The aim was to understand the place through its intangible qualities, its myths, its legends, its policies and its humanity. The challenge for the architect was to infuse this intervention with the morphology of the place.

CHALLENGE:
Places are conceived, not as mathematical but as existential dimensions, where the architect gets involved emotionally, intellectually and subconsciously with the place. In this way, the architect aims to contribute to the transformation (process time and evolution), appreciating its physical and social context, rather than imposing architectural forms derived from other remote places avoiding ideals of architectural interventions, which are effectively meaningless in this place.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-25 23:53:05

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Giorgio Bordino & Ricardo Oliveira Alves | Architecture Photography

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Pedro Quintela Studio

PROFILE:
The Pedro Quintela Studio it’s a platform to develop and share the work of its founder, Pedro Quintela. Architect with an assumed artistic soul, admirer of the miracle of life, time and ephemeral; witness its creativity through alchemy and harmony. Through its Holistic concept, it Design main focus its about working disorganized energies, using, assimilating and organizing them to form a specific structure with identity, creating beauty, truth and value. The Studio is a firm believer in the art that develops as a process of evolution, as with nature, connected in three phases: adaptation (immediate responses of the object and place); transformation (reflection) and crystallization (creation). Just going through this process, consider a work to be authentic and respectful to the The Spirit of the Place.

NOMINATION DETAILS

The Embracing House Residential House by Pedro Quintela is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

The Embracing House Residential House by Pedro Quintela is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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