Aradas House by RVdM Arquitecto

A single story private residence in Aradas, Portugal. 
The house builds a single level volume, in an abstract reading of a body laid on a gardened horizontal platform. A "plastic" character is assumed for the proposal, molding exterior and interior spaces. On the outside the building sets courtyards and gardens. The inside spaces are grouped by categories, ranking the house between intimate and social areas, between service and serviced areas. Different ceiling heights help to clarify the uses denoting the social and meeting places. Each body faces different quadrants. Three distinctive exterior spaces are organized around the house's functional distribution. The first sets the house's entrance courtyard, serving the garage and main entrance. Others qualify different spaces, offering them unique characteristics: confronting the office, the living room, or defining the environment of the guest bedroom.