Placed on top of a pre-existing granite wine cellar, the immaculate and meticulously designed Pavilion House takes advantage of its programmatic location to work on an open and abstract space, simultaneously interior and exterior which benefits from its immediate diverse nature. Configuring itself as a small habitable space on a mountain located at Guimaraes, Portugal, the Pavilion House seeks to maximize its versatility and spatial simultaneity.
Designed by Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs and Diogo Aguiar Studio, a four-volume wall-set defines the living space and determines the views on the surrounding landscape, while concealing the sleeping, living, eating and bathing – allowing this to be partially activated, depending on the occupants wishes.
Seeking integration into the landscape the exterior and interior facade of each volume is assumed abstract and textured, defined by a continuous slat of vertical wooden rulers. Framing and compressing each space, the ceiling and floor stand in a dark palette that defines both as an absent matter, while helping to capture the exterior landscape, emphasising its presence in the inner space.