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Where the outside is able to invade the interior: Âmago House

Bruno Dias Arquitectura

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Bruno Dias Arquitectura

“Âmago” means marrow, centre, core, focal point, and this central patio works as the main point of the house. It's under this narrative that concept of Âmago House emerges. A one-floor building, with a large central patio, the core from which the theme unfolds into all the other spaces and organisation. The house is organised in an orthogonal layout, which contrasts with the organic roof slabs in reinforced concrete, with circular patios. The presence of wood in most of the spaces of “Casa Âmago”, gives a unique and personal touch to them, flowing into the core area - the central patio.

In the historic centre of the village of Ansião, on a slightly sloped land, Casa Âmago emerges. The plot had two small houses in ruins, with no architectural interest, and as such, renovating them was not an option. However, it wouldn’t be in harmony with the surroundings to plan a contemporary house with no connection to the neighbouring buildings. Thus, the first glimpse of this house does not give away what is beyond the wall and gate.

The main entrance is located on the east, whether reached on foot or by car, the main hall takes you directly to the social area, livingroom, kitchen and barbecue area. Along this axis you can find the technical and service room areas, such as the gym, study, launderette, a service toilet room and a utility room. All these spaces lead to a patio on the northern side, allowing natural light and ventilation. The social area, set on the west side and onto a garden, brings in a natural afternoon and early evening light, the time when people most enjoy the space. The barbecue area is an essential space in this house, as it provides a privileged social interaction with friends. In the living room you will find a piece of furniture that was specifically designed for this space, which hides the private quarters, thus ensuring privacy to users. Two of the bedrooms and the suite are turned west onto the garden. The third bedroom, the shared bathroom and the private bathroom are turned east towards the central patio. Both bathroom facilities of the private quarters have a patio, which allows for natural light and a more pleasant space. The house is organised in an orthogonal layout, which contrasts with the organic roof slabs in reinforced concrete, with circular patios. The presence of wood in most of the spaces of “Casa Âmago”, gives a unique and personal touch to them, flowing into the core area - the central patio.

The house had the intended objective, that is, to give the maximum possible privacy. Thus, it was essential to build a house that lives inside, going against the traditional Portuguese architecture in which, not only was the living room an environment facing the street, but they were also designed with limited spaces. Under this thought, it was essential to provide environments that aren't physically controlled, but in open space and where the outside is able to invade the interior.

Credits

 Leiria
 Portugal
 Bruno Dias e Fernanda Santos
 Housing - Single Family
 05/2022
 765.00 mq
 Confidential
 Bruno Lucas Dias
 Tânia Matias and Cristiana Henriques
 Hugo Santos Silva

Curriculum

Bruno Dias is an architect graduated from University of Arts in Coimbra (ARQA), in 2007. After graduating he went work to Algeria, Switzerland and France. Returning to his home country, he opened his own atelier Bruno Dias Arquitectura, in Ansião.
Establish in 2012, the atelier focused on try to provide the perfect harmony of what the client wants and the symbiosis of what the spaces provides. The majority of the projects are materialized in concrete, pine wood and glass. We believe that our materials have to be genuine, so we try not to work with any imitations. In 2017, Bruno Dias Arquitectura has Moinho das Fragas one of the projects select in PNAM’17 (National Architectural Prize in Wood). And, more recently, Âmago House has been one of the projects selected to receive: Architecture MasterPrize 2022 (Residential Architecture-Single Family category); and Jovens Arquitectos 2022. Currently, the atelier have mostly worked on housing- single family, equipment and services projects.

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