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Pereiro Do Cha House

Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica

Pereiro Do Cha House

Valerio Olgiati

ARCHITECTS
Valerio Olgiati

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Edgar Brito, Clanet&brito

LOCAL ARCHITECT
Patricia Da Silva

COLLABORATOR
Anthony Bonnici

MAIN CONTRACTOR
Matriz Sociedade De Construções Lda.

PHOTOGRAPHS
Paulo Catrica

YEAR
2021

LOCATION
Portugal

CATEGORY
Houses

The house is located in Alentejo, Portugal. It is 10 km away from the ocean. The area is known for its wide-open spaces and its rural landscape. The house is set at the end of a dirt road, in between hills and surrounded by cork oaks.

Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica
Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica

In the middle of this wild, hilly landscape there is a platform and on it a garden with a pavilion-like house in it.

There are walls of different heights around the platform that protect the life on it.

The setting of walls allows a differentiated spatial perception of the surrounding landscape.

Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica
Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica

Through the entrance gate, the blue quartzite shines through the deeper water surface of the pool. From the room with a concrete sofa, there is the only opening towards the north, which allows a view over the illuminated garden and the pool into the wild landscape.

There is no internal connecting corridor in the house itself. The garden's path system connects the rooms.

Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica
Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica

Everything is set so that there is enough shade inside the house during the hot summer and that the sun can shine deep into the rooms in the cooler winter.


Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica
Pereiro Do Cha House
© Paulo Catrica


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