Jarego House by CVDB arquitectos
The Jarego House is a contemporary home located on an 24 x 120 ft lot in the historical urban fabric of the city of Cartaxo, Portugal. It was designed by the local practice CVDB arquitectos and it presents itself as a white volume over a transparent ground floor. A garden with central patio plays an important role in the organization of the spaces, designing a void around which the house develops itself by allowing light to enter the different spaces of the house during the day.
From the architects: “The house and the garden are part of the same spatial entity in the way one may dwell in the house and enjoy both its exterior and interior spaces and their multiple inter-relations. This is also manifested by a white wall that brings together circulation and the different spaces of the ground floor, from the entrance, through the circulation long axis, the living room and into the garden, wrapping the music room and then folding back to the living/dining room, where the family may gather. The family main social areas are located on the ground floor. The several spaces on the ground floor have also different headroom, thus emphasizing the different ambiences of the house. The stair that connects both floors only has threads and therefore becomes a visual filter between the entrance and the living room and the garden. One consists as a plastic and transparent element, assuming distinct materiality. It is more massive binding on the lower levels and more transparent binding to the first floor, contributing to filter visually the light that comes from the living area.”