The Portuguese architecture and interior design studio Bak Gordon Arquitectos was founded in 2002 by Ricardo Bak Gordon. Each of their projects is rooted in the location and pays close attention to local characteristics and contexts. Today, we put Casa 2 in the spotlight.
Previously, we wrote about House in Grândola, which unites a unique geometry and materiality in a beautiful design. Today we admire Casa 2, which was built to complement an existing house from the end of the 19th century. With its 265 square metres, the volume acts as a kind of annexe or garden pavilion and is located at the far end of the property. In this way, Casa 2 also forms a beautiful backdrop to the garden. The generous garden serves as the common area and thus creates a nice transition between the intimacy of the rooms and the outdoor space.
The volume takes its inspiration from the surrounding environment.
The bedrooms have a trapezoid layout and face outwards. The studio managed to create maximum comfort thanks to the carpeted floors, the tadelakt-covered walls and the custom-made Venetian terrazzo elements in the bathroom areas.
The kitchen and library are small rooms directly connected to the circulation. The thermally modified wooden cabinets contrast with the tadelakt-coated walls and concrete pavement. Casa 2 is built with pigmented, deactivated exposed concrete and oxidised brass profiles. The volume has a very specific geometry and takes its inspiration from the surrounding environment. The flat garden consists of a platform from which the granite pool was derived. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Francisco Nogueira