C/Z House by SAMI arquitectos

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CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Portuguese studio SAMI arquitectos have completed a blackened timber house on the hillside of a Portuguese island.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Named C/Z House, the stained wooden residence on Pico Island is composed of four rectangular volumes, connected at the centre by a glazed living room.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

The prefabricated building steps up to follow the inclines of the landscape and has raised terraces on each of its four sides.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Two of the rectangular wings accommodate bedrooms and bathrooms, while the third is a garage and the fourth contains a kitchen and dining room.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Other recent projects we've featured with blackened wood walls include a playground pavilion with mirrored ends and a Thai bistro - see them both here.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Photography is by Fernando Guerra.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

The following text is from SAMI arquitectos:


C/Z House

This house aims to overlook the various views which can be seen from the highest point of the land.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Starting from a set of separate volumes and following the adaptation of the traditional architecture to the terrain, the resulting area between the four volumes was designed as a living space, the walls of which are a continuation of the exterior façades and where only glass separates the exterior from the interior space of the home.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Depending on the prevailing wind or the desired view, the house can open out on various landscapes and its connection and permeability with the exterior is total.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

The solid volume in darkened wood is transformed into four volumes when the large glass panes are opened, allowing the extension of the various platforms of the house.

C/Z House by SAMI arquitectos

A system of pre-fabrication was used for this building which was conceived in order to achieve an A+ rating in terms of energy efficiency.

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Location: São Roque do Pico, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Architects: Inês Vieira da Silva. Miguel Vieira [SAMI-arquitectos]

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Team: João do Vale Martins, Inês Martins, Daniel Mentech

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Project: 2007-2008

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Completion: 2008 - 2011

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Structural Engineering: Engiaço-Construções Técnicas Lda

C/Z House by SAMI arquitectos

Electrical Engineering: Engiaço-Construções Técnicas Lda

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Renewable energy use, Acoustical Engineering, Natural Ventilation design: Guilherme Carrilho da Graça - NaturalWorks - Engineering Consultants

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Landscape Design: Victor Beiramar Diniz

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Construction Company: Engiaço-Construções Técnicas Lda

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

Furniture: SAMI with Loja Nord

CZ House by SAMI arquitectos

  • Ahsan

    Love the simplicity.

  • dude

    much respect!

  • Helge

    the pictures with the sheep are great!

  • nitchy14

    Nice house. There is no visual overcharge.

  • dezy

    please dezeen, make the pictures little bigger, otherwise you are great!

    • http://twitter.com/Dezeen @Dezeen

      Hi dezy. Thanks for the feedback – actually we're working on this so you should be able to see larger images for selected projects soon!

  • CodexRios

    Really, Black in the Azores?

  • alex

    that is one beautiful plan drawing.

  • José V.

    Fernando Guerra, the photographer has 154 photos at his site go to http://ultimasreportagens.com/ultimas.php at the search box write SAMI and it's the "Casa no Pico".

  • Roo

    How did the architect avoid using gutters? Well I can’t see any. I’m intrigued.