Casa Melides, by Pedro Reis
Pedro Reis designed this home in Melides, Grandola, Portugal.
Inhabiting the Foundation through a geometric mean high place, reached the overlap of two cross-shaped volumes. The goal of this strategy is not only to reduce the scale and construction, but also the program into two parts, an effusive dialectic and exposed other more intimate sharing and including. If the light that resembles the modern synthetic image, House with large glass surfaces open top end to the picturesque landscape, secured covered with plates of prefabricated concrete, Sienna, lower bandwidth, on-site fieldwork, provide support and stability at home. Programmatic organizational focuses the upper end up blocked, defines the minimum housing units, while the lower volume as an area of dissemination, hosting intimate areas or service areas, increased need by profession. The kitchen as the center of the House, takes on fundamental importance here, as a crossroads for all entries: entrance, cross inside and move toward the garden with Pergola along the pine trees reflecting the shadows and a water reservoir, set in the bedroom. The experience of the Classroom to its essence, inside and out, watch and stay close to concentrate a pleasant sense of life, highlighting the amenities of urban life.
Photography by FG + SG