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House in Tendais, Portugal : Cinfães Architecture
Residential Building in Lugar do Quinhão design by A43 arquitectura
13 May 2009
Location: Lugar do Quinhão, Tendais, Cinfães, Portugal
Design: A43 arquitectura
Photographs: Fernando Guerra FG + SG
House in Tendais
Area: Cinfães is a Portuguese village in the northern district of Viseu, just east of Porto, located in the north of Portugal.
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“From the location. Arriving in Cinfães, there are still 12 km to go. As we approach the site, we see a village – Tendais, a unique landscape, where time seems to want nothing to do with this place. From the site, facing West, once again, a silent and grandiose landscape. In the foreground, the mountains protect the time to get there. of deployment.
The single-family dwelling occupies a long, narrow rectangle, separated from the rest of the land by a stone wall. The volume is simple and discreet, given the direct surroundings. A rectangle measuring 62.5mx 7.5m, oriented North-South, defines a predominantly horizontal volume.
Monolith, designed with pure geometry, presents an opening directly related to the outside, only in the social space, framing and enjoying the landscape. From luminosity.The hallway modeled and paced by natural lighting marks the route that leads to the rooms. The first moment corresponds to the living room and the social space where a huge opening frames the landscape.
In search of light, the second moment corresponds to the rooms facing south, with a double space, a rest space and a patio. Finally, the last moment corresponds to the second rest and/or work room, facing North and illuminated by the reflection of light on the wall of the patio that surrounds it. Of materiality. The materials are simple… Mostly plastered and painted, the single-family house uses slate and ceramic tiles. Dominated by white, it is revealed by light…”
– Fernando Mendes Pinheiro
The inhabited thickness
“Fernando Mendes Pinheiro signs a house that inhabits a wall capable of housing the architecture it contains. A purified wall, regulating and stabilizing the landscape of the place of Quinhão in Tendais, Cinfães. Then, a white, neutral mass appears, parallel to the horizontals that dominate the slope, namely, to the terraces that shape the dimensions of the landscape, capable of integrating, highlighting and, simultaneously, denouncing the carved and angled profiles of the existing constructions. The topography is highlighted by a generally blind East elevation and a West elevation clearly informed and interested in the horizon.
The house promotes the slope with a tranquility and sincerity important to the cultural and natural place. Exposed, it appears illuminated and projected onto the field that descends the slope. A permeable and affable wall, unfolded and dilated, with an inhabited thickness.”
– João Rapagão
Fernando Jose Mendes Pinheiro
Born in Vila Nova de Gaia in 1978.
Degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture and Arts of the Lusíada University of Porto (2001)
Collaboration in the Atelier of Francisco Vieira de Campos and Cristina Guedes -Less is More Associate Architects (2000-2003)
Postgraduate Diploma in Intervention Methodologies in Architectural Heritage (FAUP, 2003)
He teaches the project chair at the Lusíada University of Porto at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, since 2002
Between 2002 and 2007 he works in his personal name, but in January 2007 he founded “A43 – Arquitectura”.
House in Tendais images / information from A43 arquitectura
Location: Lugar do Quinhão, Tendais, Portugal, south west Europe
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Cinfães is a village and a municipality in the northern district of Viseu, Portugal. The village proper has about 3,300 inhabitants.
The population of the municipality in 2011 was 20,427, in an area of 239.29 km². Its history is linked to the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques and several noblemen of his entourage, like the server Egas Moniz. In Cinfães existed several fortified houses or towers like “Torre da Chã” destroyed during the first half of the 20th century.
source: Cinfães, Portugal
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