Ribatejo House by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
By Magaly • Oct 30, 2013
Ribatejo House is located in Ribatejo, Portugal, and was designed by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes.
The home is perched atop a low hill and has spectacular views over the surrounding flatland.
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Ribatejo House by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes:
“Ribatejo house is located in an Alentejo´s traditional farm, a vast land with open horizons, dotted with cork oaks and olive trees. The formal concept follows the simple organization principle of natural local hills, an aggregated of small buildings in a wide landscape, acquiring the shape of the program and surroundings suggested. The two volumes intercept near the existing building, supporting it.
The first one is discrete with small openings and a contained relationship with the landscape sheltering the private areas. The second one focuses on the landscape dominating it through large glazed opening and hosts the social areas.
The deployment of the house defines the west edge of an outdoor walled space that constitutes the resting and leisure area, with exterior sober areas and rigorously designed gardens.
The white plaster that covers the building pays tribute to the place and history, as well as the shaled walls print a noble and enduring character to the building.”
Photos by: Nelson Garrido
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