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House Colunata

Contemporary Portuguese Residence, Algarve – design by Mario Martins Atelier

25 May 2014

House Colunata in Lagos

Design: Mario Martins Atelier

Location: Luz, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Contemporary Portuguese Residence

Colunata House

Designing House Colunata in Luz-Lagos, in the south of Portugal, in a truly interesting location facing the sea, was defined by a set of guidelines, namely:

The creation of a contemporary architectural element;
Respect for and connection with the surrounding area, natural and built upon;
The use of local materials and building techniques;
Deciding the solar orientation and having effective wind protection;
Making the most of the excellent location and its panoramic views;
Creating a gentle interior/exterior transition. So that the exterior is a pleasant space for living and leisure.

Colunata House

These guidelines result in a set of white volumes, free and organically grouped, culminating in a semi-circular opening, which embraces the pool and opens out to the privileged sea view. This results in the central terrace, the main space of the house, where the privacy is felt and where the horizon is predominant.

Colunata House

It is around this terrace that the functional organisation of the house is structured, on one floor. There are five bedrooms with bathrooms and a large living room which leads to the kitchen. The garage, technical and service areas ensure the smooth running of the house.

Colunata House

The house is all in white. It is a southern house, and as such the light is intense. It is this light, with its strong, distinct shadows, that gives colour and meaning to the white that covers the building. The strong presence of water and the landscaping surrounding the area accentuate the tranquility of the place.

Colunata House

House Colunata in Lagos – Building Information

Project: House Colunata
Location: Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
Project / Construction: 2007-11
Architectural Project: Mario Martins
Team: Ana Rocha; Filipa Santos; Fernanda Pereira; Rui Saavedra
Technical projects: Palma & Franco, Lda

Photographs: Fernando Guerra

House Colunata Algarve images / information from Mario Martins Atelier

Location: Luz, Lagos, Portugal

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