Project name: Cork Tree House
Studio name: TRAMA Arquitetos
Architects: Bruno Leitão e Marco Bernardino
Project Team: Adriano Peixoto, Ricardo Silva, Eduarda Rocha, Helena Vilar, Catarina Silva e Ivo Silva
Photography: João Morgado
Location: Braga, Portugal
Project year and construction: 2018/2020
Land Area: 2470,88m2
Construction Area: 560,00m2
Description from architect TRAMA Arquitetos
We were approached by a young family, who has a close relationship with architecture, to develop a project that materialized the DNA of Trama Arquitetos.
Furthermore, in addition to a harmonious design, the project should focus on the space details. The intention was to surprise, to integrate the exterior surroundings with the interior environment, to merge spaces and create sensations, without discouraging functionality.
CORK TREES HOUSE. The name of the house reﬂects the fundamental role that the native vegetation played during the project development. The terrain, on a steep slope, is composed of a grove of centuries-old cork oak trees, located on the lowest level. In this context, the house was designed to enjoy the best sun exposure and also the open views over the mountains and valleys of the region.
We started from the idea that the ﬂoor of the house should be in line with the canopy of cork trees, as if it were a garden that ﬂoats on the horizon.
Therefore, we designed a functional single-ﬂoor plan, occupying almost the entire width of the plot.
Use: Single family House
Contractor: RVP – Construção e Engenharia lda.
Landscape: TRAMA Arquitetos
Interior Design: OLIVEGREY – Atelier e Showroom de Design de Interiores
Engineering: Solução Estável
Telecommunications Project: SISEN
Materials: Black Partridge Shale; Corten steel; Concrete; Walnut wood; Roman travertine; Dekton
Lightning: Modular; ONOK; Faro Barcelona; Molto-Luce; Next Light; Tramilux; OHM
Home Automation: KNX – Enertex Meta
Windows frames: Anicolor (series Kristal e AKI)
Stones: ALP Stone; DEKTON
Handles: Batista Gomes Lda