To complement the predominantly rural surroundings, the wooden volumes were crafted with a simple silhouette inspired by the traditional architecture of the Azores. The design encompassed four main individual dwellings: the existing and renovated house, and the three new housing units. Each of the added units was elevated off the ground to mitigate the site’s steep slope.
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Although the buildings start with the same square base as the archetypal house, the architects gave the new dwellings a more contemporary touch by deforming the sides to create a more dynamically angular shape. The three light-filled bungalows share the same footprint and are all equipped with a kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and small attic space for contemplation purposes. The architects also created a smaller storage facility on site designed in the same timber-clad and angular aesthetic.
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