Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects

Architects: Marlene Uldschmidt Architects
Project: Casa dos Abraços
Location: Ferragudo, Algarve, Southern Portugal
Photographer: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Casa dos Abraços is situated in the fishing village of Ferragudo, Algarve, Southern Portugal. The historic center of Ferragudo is an extremely sensitive area to work and we believe that our intervention should be balanced harmonious and above all integrate with the surrounding architecture.

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 1
The plot is embraced by an alley. The studio decided to explore the concept following this movement. The exterior walls of the building follow the irregular shape of the alley as a consequence of the embracing gesture. The interiors reflect this movement which is enhanced by the strategic positioning of the staircase achieving fluidity and openness throughout the building. To take advantage of the visual connection with the village and the river, social areas were located on the upper floors as private areas are situated on the lower floor connected to patios secluded from the public space. The inclined topography of the site allowed developing an open concept where from the entrance – on a half level – the upper and lower levels interconnect. White rendered walls, Estremoz marble, white furniture and solid chestnut elements compose a minimalist theme reflecting the simplicity of the surrounding vernacular architecture.

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 2

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 3

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 4

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 5

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 6

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 7

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 8

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 9

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 10

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 11

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 12

Casa dos Abraços by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects 13

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Jingrui • Providence Place Model Villa by DA Group

DA Group was invited to design a model villa of the residential development "PROVIDENCE PLACE" by Jingrui Real Estate Group. Situated at Ningbo, China, the project combines both functionality and aesthetics ...

Team Living House in Downtown Tokyo

Team Living House is an apartment with a natural and simple beauty, located in downtown Tokyo, designed by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier. Team Living The client...

Greenbelt Overlook Residence / Baldridge Architects

The Greenbelt Overlook Residence is a home for a family of three overlooking the greenbelt in Austin, Texas. At once serious and playful, this project embodies the competing influences guiding our client team.