One of the latest projects in the portfolio of Portuguese studio Bak Gordon Arquitectos is certainly impressive. House in Grândola unites spaces of unique form, geometry and materiality, seamlessly blending interior and exterior.
The Portuguese architecture and interior design studio Bak Gordon Arquitectos (BGA) was founded in 2002 by Ricardo Bak Gordon, and is best known for its residential projects, educational and public buildings. Each project is rooted in the location and pays close attention to local characteristics and contexts. A BGA design therefore always starts from the typology, although the studio is of course aware of the uniqueness of each realisation.
The house is clad in lime mortar and insulated with cork.
Today, we are focusing on one of these unique projects. House in Grândola is built in the vast Alentejo region and emerges from the figure of an extensive water tank, attached to a wall and facing south. On the other side of the wall are the social areas and two frescoed rooms, considered fundamental to the daily life that takes place in the house. They also function as transitional places between inside and outside. The various private spaces are grouped around the small patio in the centre of the building.
The house is clad entirely in lime mortar and insulated from the outside with cork. The shape and geometry of the spaces, together with the insightful openings and the immersion in materiality, create a sensory feeling that the images do not quite manage to convey. 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