Architecture

An embrace to Nature: Casa de Bouro by Mutant Arquitectura & Design

MUTANT CASA DE BOURO
An embrace to Nature: Casa de Bouro by Mutant Arquitectura & Design it has been modified: 2024-05-06 di Benedetto Fiori

Immersed in natural beauty, Casa de Bouro stands like an embrace of the surrounding landscape, a project signed by the innovative architecture of Mutant Arquitectura & Design. The concept behind this proposal was to create an intimate bond with the surrounding nature, a sort of symbolic embrace between architecture and the environment.

The heart of the project consists of a simple volume, a rectangular parallelepiped which, through a delicate deformation, embraces the south-oriented area of ​​land, thus creating an internal courtyard. This volume is spread over two floors: the lower floor, in the basement, houses garages and technical areas, while the upper floor houses the social and private spaces. The main entrance, the four suites, one of which has a walk-in wardrobe, the kitchen and the living room communicate directly with each other. In the social space we also find a service bathroom and a pantry to support the kitchen.

The access to the house is positioned in the center of the volume and characterized by an enigmatic external path, which underlines the existence of the natural slope towards the north, thus guaranteeing privacy and highlighting the surrounding nature. This architectural device creates a sense of curiosity about what you will see once you enter the house, while the interior offers a direct view of the southern courtyard and the barn adjacent to the land.

Being immersed in nature, it was decided to give the house a resistant and austere character, characterized by the use of exposed reinforced concrete, made with traditional wooden formwork. However, to counteract this robustness, golden metal elements have been inserted which give a touch of refinement and elegance.

To maintain the natural and irregular appearance of the land, it was decided to integrate the swimming pool into the volume of the building. As a result, the first floor slab was rotated to the southwest, creating a natural connection between the living room and the outdoor pool space.

The volume of the swimming pool adds visual tension thanks to its suspension, while the presence of a waterfall gives the place a new sound identity, characterized by the relaxing sound of flowing water.

Casa de Bouro is not just a home, but a true sensorial experience that celebrates the harmony between architecture and nature, offering a welcoming and refined refuge immersed in the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape.

project info

Project name: CASA DE BOURO
Architecture Office: MUTANT ARQUITECTURA & DESIGN
Main Architect: DANIEL CAPELA DUARTE
Website: www.mutant.pt
Email: info@mutant.pt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mutantarquitectura/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mutant_architecture/
Location: GUARDENHA – TERRAS DE BOURO
Year of conclusion: 2022
Total area: 450,00 m2
Builder AMARO SOUSA CONSTRUÇÕES
Engineering: MASSA CINZA
Light Design: MUTANT ARQUITECTURE & DESIGN
Acoustic Design: MASSA CINZA
Fluids Engineering : MASSA CINZA
Thermal Engineering: MASSA CINZA
Visual identity: MUTANT ARQUITECTURE & DESIGN
illustrations: MUTANT ARQUITECTURE & DESIGN
Interior Design: MUTANT ARQUITECTURE & DESIGN

Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
Website: www.ivotavares.net
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