‘Casa GR’ Is a Treasure of Portuguese Modern Architecture ♦ The beautiful GR house is located in Sever do Vouga (Portugal) and has been conceived by the Portuguese architect Paulo Martins, whose desire was to build the villa in a way that faces the impressive views of the area. Here at Secrets from Portugal we love showing what’s Portugal does best, and this villa surely is a little treasure of Portuguese modern architecture. Keep reading and find out why!
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The GR house by Paulo Martins is famous for its irregular forms and earthy colors and tones. There are few openings on the elevations and light is gained instead from patios and skylights. Upon arrival at the house, users are led to the entrance by a series of ramps which articulate the transition between indoors and outdoors. An oversized door at the entrance then greets and invites people into the warm interior of the home.
The reception areas of the house face eastwards towards the valley and the more private zones westwards towards the road. These spaces are separated by a large indoor patio which it is possible to walk around, creating enriched spatial and visual dynamics.
The indoor spaces are defined by the generous illumination which points towards the valley. the design by Paulo Martins creates an introspective house with a clear indoor/outdoor duality while announcing it’s detachment from the immediate surroundings.
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