Pedrogão House, Torres Novas Property, Portuguese Residence, Portugal Home

Casa Pedrogão: Torres Novas House

House in Portugal design by Phyd Arquitectura, architects

24 Nov 2011

Torres Novas, Portugal

Design: Phyd Arquitectura

Casa Pedrogão


House in Pedrogão House in Pedrogão House in Pedrogão House in Pedrogão

Photos by Montse Zamorano Gañán

House in Pedrogão

I take Saramago once again: “My relation with time is, above all, very specific….when trying to express it graphically; I understand time as a large screen, a huge screen, where every single event is projected, including the oldest and the most recent. On that screen, everything is side by side in a kind of chaos as if time was compressed and flattened on that surface; as if events, facts and people were shown and assembled chaotically instead of being diachronically assembled, and we were meant to find a meaning.” (1)

That idea of time, Flat Time, described in Saramago’s words, could be the ultimate dream we aspire to. That idea of architecture as a tool for capturing places, topographies, landscapes, customs and people. That project fulfils the mission of retaining, composing, organizing customs and qualities of the place. A Flat Time, cleared up by topography, arranged by function and disposed by space qualification.

A profound architectural image of space disposition and organization, this possibility of imagining a Flat Time where inhabiting is made possible, where our work and labour is naturally defined by various space elements.

A Flat Time that enables us to:

– live below the soil and above the air
– live in substance and in landscape

House in Pedrogão House in Pedrogão House in Pedrogão House in Pedrogão

As if there was a character particular to things and to Architecture, where the logic of construction of the Imaginary is rooted in the logical nature of making, disposing, assembling, organizing, in such a way we can say there is a Nature of Things.

As if Architecture has always built a truth and its opposite. In a relation between lightness and weight, that antithesis, that gravitational illusion has always nurtured the dreams of architects throughout the history of Architecture. It has been limited by skill and dream. The Architecture we make should pursue the building of lightness, with the weight characteristic to substance, which is imposed by the skill of its own time.

Paulo Henrique Durão

(1) Saramago, José in Memorial do Covento, Editorial Caminho 1994

New Portugal home design by Phyd Arquitectura, architects New Portugal property design by Phyd Arquitectura House in Pedrogão

House in Pedrogão – Building Information

DESIGNATION: Casa em Pedrogão / House in Pedrogão

LOCATION: Pedrogão, Torres Novas, Portugal

AUTHOR: Paulo Henrique Durão, Architect

Daniel Gil Tomé, Architect
José António Martins, Architect
Nelson Mercê aranha, Architect
Tânia Figueiredo Dias, Architect

Stability: Pedro Manuel Fragoso Viegas, Engineer
Specialties: Rui Regnaud, Engineer

Montse Zamorano Gañán

Casa Pedrogão Portugal images / information from Phyd Arquitectura

Location: Pedrogão, Portugal, southwestern Europe

Portuguese Architectural Designs

Portuguese Building Designs

Another contemporary Portuguese house design by Phyd Arquitectura on e-architect:

House in Liteiros
House in Liteiros
image from architects

Portuguese Architecture : A-G
Church of Marco de Canaveses
photo from Alvaro Siza

Portuguese Building Designs : H-Z
House in Malveira
picture : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Portuguese Architect

Portuguese Houses

Portuguese House Designs

House in Pousos, Leiria

ARX Portugal Arquitectos
Leiria House
photo : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
House in Leiria
The house is located in a “typical” peripheric urbanization of Pousos, a parish of the municipality of Leiria. Situated east of the city and at high ground, it works as a sort of panoramic belvedere over Leiria.

House in Melides, Grândola, southern Portugal
Pedro Reis
Casa House in Melides
photo : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
House in Melides
The house in Melides, on the southern Alentejo Coast, by Pedro Reis, represents the desire for a holiday house as a getaway from the bustle of a big city.

Casa Possanco, near Lisbon
ARX Portugal
Casa Possanco
photo : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
Casa Possanco

Comments / photos for the Pedrogão House – Portuguese Residential Architecture design by Phyd Arquitectura, architects, page welcome