CASA DOS PROFESORES (Teachers’ house)
A Casa dos Profesores arises from a small project of single-family housing, which seeks to unify the traditional identity of the past with the contemporary image of the present, all through the generation of pure primitive volumes and a continuous and natural materiality.
The house is resolved by several volumes with gabled roofs and with a continuous wooden envelope with Lunawood Thermowood (product: Luna UTV 19×117) that seeks lightness and verticality dominating the new set. Lunawood is surface treated with semi-transparent paint.
The project is surrounded by other single-family homes, most of them newly rebuilt, farmland and large trees, in an environment between the natural and the “neorural”. This answer tries to show that there is a new way of understanding rural architecture and that there are other ways of projecting generating new identities; resorting to traditional ways of building and the use of traditional materials with contemporary applications.
Architect: Arqxé Arquitectos
Installation: Carpintería Ebanistería R Vila
Photo: Iván Casal Nieto