Casa Estrela (portuguese for STAR HOUSE)

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyCORE Architects, Lda
ArtistAnabela Polido Macieira
Design TeamAnabela Polido Macieira
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The star shaped implantation of the building is designed in the centre of the plot and offers amazing views to all directions.The planted vegetation to the west shields the building against the predominant winds and provides privacy towards the road. In the south, the tangentially organised rooms open widely, to the north the rooms act as a cold buffer and in the heart of the house, a magical outdoor centre connects all rooms vertically and horizontally with each other. The same time this midpoint acts as a micro-climate regulating chimney by providing natural ventilation and light throughout.