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The Gafarim House

CompanyTiago do Vale Architects
Lead DesignersTiago do Vale
Design TeamTiago do Vale, María Cainzos Osinde
Project LocationPonte de Lima, Portugal
CreditsPhotos by: João Morgado
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / House
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Entry Description

Between vernacular and contemporary references, between blind volumes and open planes, the Gafarim House is an independent object among independent objects.

The Gafarim House offers monolithic, opaque volumes to the street -citing the compact, parallelepipedic masses of northern Portuguese popular architecture- while adjusting its scale to the surroundings and distancing itself from the post-rural decorativism that is the norm in today’s Portuguese countryside.

Its spaces are of great transparency, though, relating through a generous glass wall with the plot and the wide Minho views.