Diagonal slats of timber line the boxy recesses set into the facade of this home in Portugal that has been remodelled by architect Ernesto Pereira .
Pereira – founder of studio 3r – was in the method of converting a beachside house into his residence workplace when a couple spotted him at work and asked him to remodel their home in nearby Mindelo, a coastal location just 14 miles north of Porto.
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With no distinct spending budget or deadline, Pereira’s only short was to transform the residence into a “fascinating” home for the pair.
“I sought out to know them, exhaustively, their tastes, quirks, program,” said Pereira, describing his working procedure. “I determined to deliver the seashore to my customers so that they could really feel, each day, the proximity of the dunes, sand and untreated wood.”
The architect replaced the standard terracotta roof tiles with a far more streamlined render finish, and reduce away sections of the facade to make room for balconies and terraces.
The exterior walls were then painted a bright white, while diagonal slats of timber have been set into the openings – offering the task the name Silver Wood Residence.
Decking, raised beds filled with tall grasses and sand, and a pool had been also additional to offer a beachside ambiance. A canvas awning shields the deck from the sun, and a hammock can be strung inside the shade of one particular recess.
French doors concealed behind wooden screens open into a massive open-program living area with diagonally laid floorboards and pale wooden cabinets, wine racks and shelving.
The furnishings was designed by Pereira, who comes from a family members of carpenters and masons. “I have virtually gotten my hands dirty, mainly in the artwork of carpentry,” he said.
Overhead, strip lighting set into shallow wooden casings illuminate the white-painted spaces.
Upstairs, french doors open from every single of the 3 bedrooms onto a balcony at either side of the house – a single overlooking the pool and the other a tiny patio with a planted border.
A smaller balcony covered with strips of timber has been inserted into a slender wood-lined opening in the gable finish of the constructing, which also creates a porch for the entrance under.
Photography is by João Morgado.
Development and coordination: 3r Ernesto Pereira, Architecture + (Re)building
Engineering: Rui Martins, Engitek
3D pictures: Nuno Costa, NRenders
Cement: Abilio Costa Manuel Costa Paulo Moreira
Carpentry and finishing: Ernesto Pereira, João Rocha, Mauro Gonçalves Helder Oliveira, Helder Moreira, Albino Paços Afonso Esperança
Electricity: Bruno Moreira
Plumbing: Albino Labruge
Frames: Ivan Piloto
Backyard: Maria José Pereira
Consulting: Ernesto Queirós Pereira
Basement floor strategy Ground floor plan Very first floor prepare Roof program Segment 1 Section two Dezeen