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Box XL Houses in Guimarães, Braga, Portugal

Box XL Houses, Guimarães Contemporary Housing, Portuguese Real Estate Architecture, Photography

Box XL Houses in Guimarães, Braga

Modern Housing and Pool in Portugal design by Grupo Zegnea Architects

post updated 3 Sep 2020

These Guimarães houses have been awarded in the International Architecture Awards 2020:

International Architecture Awards 2020

18 Jul 2019

Box XL Houses, Portugal

Architects: Grupo Zegnea

Location: Braga, Portugal

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The Box XL Houses is a seven houses development arranged in a diverse way, creating different relationships with the environment.

Box XL Houses Guimaraes Braga

The aim was to achieve a balance between the “constructed” and the “natural”, between the “mass” and the “void” so that these two antagonistic realities would form a peaceful and continuous dialogue, enhancing each other.

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The idea adopted in the project and the division of the lots was carried out to allow the creation of space between the constructed mass, thus obtaining a visual permeability with the landscape.

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The house design is practical at one level, the spaces naturally adapt a functional program. At the lower level is the garage, entrance and storage area, which is accessed from a private road specially constructed for this development.

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The clarity and pragmatism with which the design of the houses is faced, is likewise reflected in the constructive options and materiality.

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The choice of materials that compose the interior space, was studied in order to evidence the fluidity of the space, evidencing the natural and successive continuity of its uses.

New home in Portugal design by Grupo Zegnea Architects

Modern Housing and Pool in Portugal design by Grupo Zegnea Architects

Externally it seeks a succession of pure volumes, with raw materials, counterpointing to the green spaces and natural elements creating a new landscape. Therefore, the Box XL Houses establish a harmonious relationship with its surroundings.

Box XL Houses Guimaraes Braga

Box XL Houses Guimaraes Braga by Grupo Zegnea Architects

Box XL Houses, Guimarães – Building Information

Architect’s Firm: Grupo Zegnea

Project location: Guimarães, Portugal
Completion Year: 2019
Gross Built Area: 4,658 sqm

Lead Architects: Hugo Lobo, Eugénio Ribeiro
Other participants: Collaborators: António Póvoas, Diogo Rodrigues, Mariana Rodrigues, Duarte Ramos, Sandra Sanroque, Rita Poças

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Photographs: João Morgado

Box XL Houses in Guimarães, Braga images / information received 180719 from Grupo Zegnea Architects

Location: Guimarães, Braga, northern Portugal, southwestern Europe

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