Vale de Lousas, Algarve, Portugal
The EN125A22 house addresses the relationship between the architectural object and four types of mobility. Located above the intersection of the main roads of the Algarve, the house operates as a mechanism able to recognize, use and represent different types of mobility: infrastructure of mobility, individual movement, movement of the family and community.
The private house program is placed below on the topography acting within the former ground support walls as a non-build object. Painted in black is a non-shading surface. However, the public and exposed program rest above it, detached from the ground as a straight white volume. The white volume, containing the public indoor and outdoor (rooftop), remains untouchable from the outside and opened from the inside toward the valley and highway. Finally, a transversal stair on the side creates a unique interior quality connecting all the floor of the house.
The interior of the house is based in three different mutations: hidden in the cellar and basement; open inside the white volume; and ephemeral on the rooftop.
Immersed in the geographic transition of a valley, the house experiences a multiple scope of views among the landscape.
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