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Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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Casa do Cristo

Framed by a small plot within the expanse of its agricultural surround, the Casa do Cristo allows its context to dictate its organization and resultant form.

By: Jose Carlos Nunes de Oliveira and Paulo Costa

Architecture-Page | Casa do Cristo by Jose Carlos Nunes de Oliveira and Paulo Costa
Interior view of the bathroom.

The design grows in its volume in sync with the natural topography, "warping" inwards while opening towards the Sun and the landscape. The volume is the immediate expression of the internal organization of the house, establishing a promenade from the lowest level -- the street -- onto the highest part of the house -- the studio.

Architecture-Page | Casa do Cristo by Jose Carlos Nunes de Oliveira and Paulo Costa
Interior view of the studio capturing its surroundings in a single frame.

In the centre of the ground floor a staircase, illuminated by a wide skylight, leads to the upper floor while cutting the house in two. It thus clearly separates the master bedroom from the other rooms.

Credits

  • Text: Courtesy of the architect
  • Photographs by Armenio Teixeira, Courtesy of the architect
  • Compiled and edited by Varun Ajani

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