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Single-story Grid House – Casa Grelha by FGMF

Wed, Jun 17, 2009 | Unusual house designs | By Mike
 
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Only 6500 square meters of 24000 square meters area aren’t covered by native intact forest which is permanently protected. The topography of the area consist of large natural stones and trees and the house is located in small valley which protects in from winds. Three aims was choose durning the design and construction: the demand for single-story house, the desire to connect the house to surrounding nature, and need to provide privacy to members of the family. High humidity of the site put the house above the ground.

The house frame is a structural grid in wood which consist of 5.5×5.5x3m modules. Some of these modules are empty allowing the trees to cross the structure. The house consist of the owner’s apartment, social area, washing area, guest room, and three isolate modules, with to bedrooms each, for the children. On the top of the highest hill lies the leisure pavilion which has the most generous views. There are also 3 another service pavilions with garage, housekeeper’s house and accommodations for the maids. [FGMF]

Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


Single Story Grid House


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  1. Casa Grelha Grid House By FGMF Says:

    [...] Surrounded by trees and large natural stones, architects at FGMF designed a single-story home with a direct connection to the landscape that still reserves private spaces for its owners. The home was built around a structural wood grid that was elevated because of the area’s high humidity level. The residence is split into smaller living modules separated by outdoor spaces where trees live and grow. The main module houses an apartment for the owners and spaces for entertaining, sleeping and bathing. Atop the lot’s highest hill rests a “leisure pavilion,” which has the site’s best views. [via digsdigs] [...]