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Casa en Gerês

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Graça Correia e Roberto Ragazzi
location Caniçada
function private house
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The Peneda-Gerês National Park is the oldest protected area in Portugal (founded in 1971) and the only national park in the country. Situated in the far north near the Spanish border, the area receives a lot of rainfall and is therefore dense with rivers, wildlife, and small villages. The construction of six dams in the area of the Park also means the area is a popular tourist spot. The architect's design is a dramatic one, a concrete bar that cantilevers for about a third of its length. This decision helps to minimize the footprint of the house while reaching out towards the water and inserting the occupants into the setting. The cantilevered tip is occupied by the dining area, with the kitchen sitting between it and the living and entry in the middle and the bedrooms in the rear. It's a fairly straightforward plan for an otherwise daring design.

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Casa en Gerês
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How to get there? Caniçada, Vieira do Minho. The house is located near the N1394 that follows the shore of the Rio Cávado. It does not have a street name, or number.
Completion 2006
Floor area/size 150 m2
ArchitectGraça Correia e Roberto Ragazzi
structural engineerAlmeida & Magalhães
technical engineerGET
building physics consultantGOP
structural engineerGOP
technical engineerRaul Serafim & Associados
Client Eduardo Ferreira
Project ID 1801
Latitude/Longitude 41°39'05N 08°12'07W
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