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Casa GD in Cascais

New Real Estate Development in Portugal – design by ESQUISSOS, Architects

7 Oct 2019

Casa GD, Cascais House

Location: Parede, Cascais, Portugal


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Two of the biggest challenges of the Casa GD project were the small dimensions of the place and the already consolidated surroundings. Therefore the relations between scale and proportion were since the beginning a main concern.

Casa GD Cascais

Casa GD Cascais

Casa GD Cascais

Using a clean language with contemporary details that result from a reinterpretation of language and traditional materials from the village of Cascais, the building is integrated with the others on the street’s elevation.

Casa GD Cascais

Casa GD Cascais

Therefore, it preserves the local identity and the original lines, respecting the memory of the place.

Casa GD Cascais

Casa GD Cascais

The building works in four different levels; three of them are connected by a stair that stands as a sculpture, being a part of the architectural path. This stair starts as a part of the furniture and, as it goes up, it starts to dematerialize, allowing a more permeable relationship between levels in order to have a better use of space and light.

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The areas are ample, especially on the 1st floor – at street level – where it works as an open-space, leading to the feeling of spacious and benefiting in terms of useful areas. The bedrooms and bathrooms are in the intermediate floors. The third level has a recessed balcony, which gives access to the last level, where we find a terrace, the result of the subtraction of matter.

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Casa GD Cascais Casa GD Cascais

Casa GD, Cascais – Building Information

Office: ESQUISSOS – Arquitectura e Consultoria
Responsible architect: Arqº. Marco Ligeiro

Location of work: Cascais, Portugal
Year of completion: 2019
Total built area: 131.00 sqm
Client: Private Program: Single Family Housing Rehabilitation
Lead Architect: Arch Marco Marco Light

Responsible Architects: Marco Ligeiro Project Team: André Caetano, Gabriela Garcia, Luís Pereira
Engineering: André Pardal, João Jorge
Builders: Construções Gouveia & Lourenço
Manufacturers: Fenesteves, Motherstudio, Carpentry Casanova, Mist, Sanindusa

Casa GD Cascais

List of Manufacturers and References:
FENESTEVES – 14x135mm multilayer plank lined interior floors with 3mm oil-finish oak wood
MOTHERSTUDIO – Hydraulic mosaic of the interior floors of the sanitary facilities
CARPINTARIA CASANOVA – window frames solid wood and interior carpentry

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Photography: Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa GD, Cascais images / information received on 071019

Location: Cascais, Portugal

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