Casa DJ by
[i]da Arquitectos

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Casa DJ by ida Arquitectos

Indoor and outdoor staircases lead from a roof terrace to a sunken courtyard at this house in Portugal by Lisbon studio [i]da Arquitectos.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

Located in the town of Carcavelos, the three-storey house has a sheltered entrance on its side so that anyone arriving can also look down on the courtyard below.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

Indoor staircases connect the ground floor with levels above and below, while outdoor stairs lead up from a first floor balcony to the large terrace on the roof.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

A second balcony is recessed behind the bright white facade, diagonally above a glazed living room that projects towards the street.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

The house is named Casa DJ after the initials of its occupants, rather than because a DJ has moved in.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

See more houses in Portugal here, including the concrete residence we featured earlier today.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

Photography is by Joao Morgado.

Here's some more text sent by the photographer:


DJ House

A central patio divides the house into two parts and organizes the interior spaces: on the west side, an open horizontal space to the garden receives the dining room and the kitchen; on the east side, a vertical space, located at a lower level in relation to the public route to ensure domestic privacy, receives the living room.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

Large apertures establish the contact between interior and exterior.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

In the horizontal space the relationship is made by the continuity with the garden while in the vertical space is the blue sky that dominates the entire landscape.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

The private areas, one suite and two bedrooms, are located in the upper level as well as the access to the roof terrace.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

The simplicity of the facades contrasts with the complexity of the different spaces of the house.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

The white wall surfaces and the gray shades of the floors give a unit character to the entire construction.

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

Architecture: [i]da Arquitectos – Ivan de Sousa + Inês Antunes
Location: Carcavelos, Portugal
Area: 283.81 sqm

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

Project date: 2009
Finished: 04.2012

Casa DJ by [i]da Arquitectos

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  • http://www.andy-matthews.co.uk Andy

    Nice scheme. The clamps on the balustrades seem to really jump out at you for some reason. Shame the glass couldn't have been clamped to avoid that detail.

  • http://www.lightingbylux.com/Kichler-s/1.htm Kichler Lighting

    Excellent photos! The design is incredibly beautiful with the proper lighting system. The stairs will be more emphasized and it will be more safe to go out at night.