Casa GSA is our first project where we are using wood has a structural material. In close conversation with the future inhabitants, we are projecting CLT (CrossLaminatedTimber) panels as walls,floors and roof, to create a sustainable villa that has most of its spaces on the ground floor level.
In the last visit to the building site in House GSG we could see the cork panels for the roof insulation. Its the first time we are using portuguese cork, after several failed attempts in previous projects. You can see in the picture the 4cm panell. Portugal has the largest cork oak forest area […]
This tiny cottage is a low budget holiday house made of cross laminated timber. The 30m2 constrution is partially pre fabricated in order to reduce time and construction waste. The form of the house is a reference to the tradicional little sheds in the countryside of Madeira.
The colours of the surrounding earth were the inspiration for this project in Madeira Island. The construction is just finished. With the help of solar pannels the water temperature ranges between 24 and 27 degrees but the most amazing of all are the views.
This morning we started with marking the layout of a swimmingpool and wintergarden to be built on this piece of land in rural Madeira. It will be constructed with brown/red-coloured concrete, to blend in with its surroundings. We’re looking forward to the building process!
Lately we’ve been investigating various options for making the vertical gardens at the House of Ajuda. Together with Jardim dos Barreiros we made this mock-up to see which plants work best. The idea is to use plants that are commonly seen in gardens of the townhouses around Funchal, giving the vertical garden a local appearance while being a very […]