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CZ House

Portuguese design studio SAMI Arquitectos have designed the House CZ in São Roque do Pico, Ilha do Pico, Açores, on the hillside of a Portuguese island. Named CZ House, the stained wooden residence is composed of four rectangular volumes, connected at the centre by a glazed living room.

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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Its irregular shape was created to take advantage of views in different directions, the interior is finished mostly in white with a few black wall accents. The bedrooms and bathrooms are located in two of the rectangular wings. The two other wings contain a garage and the kitchen and dining room. The glazed openings also allow for natural ventilation to flow through the house.

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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG


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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG

SAMI Arquitectos:

This house aims to overlook the various views which can be seen from the highest point of the land. Starting from a set of separate volumes and following the adaptation of the traditional architecture to the terrain, the resulting area between the four volumes was designed as a living space, the walls of which are a continuation of the exterior façades and where only glass separates the exterior from the interior space of the home.

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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG


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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Depending on the prevailing wind or the desired view, the house can open out on various landscapes and its connection and permeability with the exterior is total.

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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG


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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG

The solid volume in darkened wood is transformed into four volumes when the large glass panes are opened, allowing the extension of the various platforms of the house.

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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG


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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG

A system of pre-fabrication was used for this building which was conceived in order to achieve an A+ rating in terms of energy efficiency.

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© Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Project Data:

Project name: CZ House
Location: São Roque do Pico, Pico Island (Azores), Portugal
Coordinates: 38.516749, -28.311094
Type:

  • Type By Characteristic: Green & Sustainable House, Prefab House
  • Type By Site: Island House, Hill House
  • Type By Size: Medium House – (201 sqm – 450 sqm)
  • Type By Materials: Wooden House

Project Area: approx 250 sqm
Storeys: 1
Project Year: 2010

The people:

Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: SAMI Arquitectos – Rua Augusto Cardoso, 58 – 2ºandar, 2900-255 Setúbal, Portugal
Project Architects: Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
Project Team: João do Vale Martins, Inês Martins, Daniel Mentech
Structures: Engiaço-Construções Técnicas Lda
Landscape: Victor Diniz Beiramar
Contractor: Engiaço-Construções Técnicas Lda
Text Description: © Courtesy of SAMI – arquitectos
Images: © Fernando Guerra / FG + SG

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