House at Sobral da Lagoa by Bak Gordon

Photographer Leonardo Finotti has sent us his set of photographs documenting a recent residential project by Portuguese architect Bak Gordon.

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Located at Sobral da Lagoa in Óbidos near the west coast of Portugal, the house occupies a plot between two existing houses.

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Windows in the white facade are glazed in different colours.

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A swimming pool on the roof of the garage overlooks fields behind the site.

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The following text is from Bak Gordon:

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House in Sobral da Lagoa
Portugal 2008

In a rural, vernacular village near the west coast, a white volume fills-in the void left between two houses.

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The house has two faces: one facing the access and another facing the fields. In both cases, it's the character of the coloured window openings that animates their composition.

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The roof extends the house perimeter to the depth of the adjacent houses and plots.

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Facing the fields, the pool sets the line of the horizon while giving a roof to the storage and garage underneath.

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