Curved House

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
The Curved House is a low-dimensional piece located in the south coast of Portugal.
It is developed in two curved shape volumes, that are open into a patio, like an open book, so that it can embrace the landscape, and receive it within the plot, expanding the views and, thus making the patio a more generous and valuable space.
The almost blind front facade to the north is clearly abstract, contrasting with the rear facade to the south patio, which opens completely in glazing, in a dichotomy to give due importance only to the relationship with the private garden.
A peacefull pure white building, with two Algarve style chimneys that acquire prominence from their altimetric evidence, ending the formal composition.
In short, this piece is extremely effective in its articulation between the urban rules and the fulfillment of the program within a controlled area, but it is above all designed to enjoy a house that receives the landscape in and make it part of it's program.

Algarve, Portugal

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Applicant and authors of the project
Frari - architecture network is an awarded architecture practice located in Aveiro-Portugal.
Founded by Maria Fradinho in 2010, it operates within the fields of architecture, urbanism and interior design. With projects published all over the world, Frari is recognized for the excellence of its exclusive architectural pieces. The office, specialized in single-family housing, follows the philosophy: “Architecture as the space for memories”.
Project by Maria João Fradinho Ribeiro

Status of the project
Conceptual design