Home in Sara Beirão Avenue / SIA arquitectura
Textual content description offered by the architects. The challenge of a home in Oeiras, on a hillside overlooking the Tagus River estuary, in a territory with no reminiscence, locations us in a location the place all the things is new, but nameless. In an city material the place id stays elusive. For this non-place, we designed not from delicateness, however from the intensification of gesture, from an concept with sufficient expression to ascertain a brand new time.
This preliminary gesture was swift, an incision. A founding act in an uncharted territory, in order that the road, the river-sea, come into existence. We sought the load of the magnetic area of design to make it an id. The home took form and was constructed.
The proximity to the road and the view of the ocean from the very best stage led us to invert this system, putting the social areas on the higher ground. A big and heavy floating platform protects privateness, stopping passersby from trying in, and concealing this communal area. The elevated, protected, and boundless front room seamlessly merges the indoor and out of doors areas. A terrace suspended in vacancy, a canopy between the sky and the ocean.
We designed the home the place the load detaches from the bottom with the just about insolent resistance of will. With huge, suspended, protecting volumes. To search out the fitting proportion of the concrete volumes, we turned to what we already knew and measured the consoles of the Gulbenkian Basis. A tribute to the locations which are widespread to us and which have formed us as architects.
On this suspension, the home and the backyard rise, the road recedes, and the river approaches the materialized border in a water aircraft. The horizontal concrete wall breaks the view of the road and connects to the view of the water and the sky. A void within the concrete platform permits the backyard to move by whereas defending the privateness of the home. Quickly, the backyard and the home will merge in a steady, uninterrupted area.
We prolonged the view and its projection onto the infinite horizon perpetually evoked by the ocean, aiming for the challenge to amplify the place. A complete and clear look, beginning anew, reestablishing, as if we had by no means seen this territory earlier than, as if we might unlearn what exists and design the brand new.
We want the home to implant itself and turn into an origin. Like a man-made reef, with circumstances for all times to slowly develop and thrive. In a celebration of life, of individuals, of the heritage of Structure, to make us all extra succesful. Extra able to occurring.