the "minor" house series...

by Jorge Cardoso October. 01, 2007 39919 views

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In May we had the “manor” house series, so this could be the “minor” house… because it is much smaller; not so in terms of importance in the world of architecture!


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Data file:

- architect: ÁLVARO SIZA VIEIRA
- name of the project: Casa Alcino Cardoso
- date: 1st part: 1971-1973; 2nd part: 1988-1991
- location: Moledo do Minho - Portugal
- name among architecture students: Casa do “bico” (point)
- actual name: CASA DA EIRA - MOLEDO DO MINHO


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the famous point that made students of architecture call this house -» casa do "bico"

So far, photos by A. Miguel Oliveira

The following photos were taken from this book

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Dominique 12 years, 3 months ago

I like so much this kind of house! Ilove # 2,3,4 and 5, could live there !!!!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Emme Tan 12 years, 3 months ago

i wish one of the houses is mine

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 3 months ago

Carley

do check the data file above:

- this is a famous project by architect Alvaro Siza that includes the restoration of some existing houses, then adding some new volumes and also reshaping the sorrounding gardens and creating a swimming pool...

- in May I showed you what I called "the manor-house series" which is a totally different project from this one, in time, space and architects involved, though it also involves restoration.

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 3 months ago

LumiereNatural

wonderful quote and so accurate:

the architect SIZA used a landscaping architect on this project (although the sorrounding gardens are very small) and so the buildings fit with the sorroundings because most were already there - only some volumes were added - but also because nature around was reshaped to be even "better that what nature had provided"!!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 3 months ago

MId S. S. (and everyone else)

you are all very wellcome there... with or without your cameras :))

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 3 months ago

Silke :)

Coming from you (that were so enthusiastic about the manos-house) this preference for the "minor" house can only be very special!!!

The big farm house is a very new and modern project with all the luxuries and special amenities for your comfort... but this small group of houses and the sorrounding gardens have such a charm that is indeed irresistible! The changing of seasons there is a delight for photographers... it's our little corner of paradise! Thank you for being a fan!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 3 months ago

StoryTaylor :)

You met SIZA! That's great! Your comment was very important because it's excellent that you know his work... if you look at the photos from this house (and because it's not "FLASHY/LOUD" architecture) you might not realize that you are in the presence of something very special.
The Serpentine - where you met him - was a very special place for another portuguese artist: Paula Rego, the painter!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Carley 12 years, 3 months ago

I agree with lulmierenatural.....I love the way it all fits into the land surrounding it and belongs to it, and the way it mixes the modern with the very old. Is this part of the restoration work that you did?

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kris 12 years, 3 months ago

this is GORGEOUS... can i move in some time soon!?

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Silke 12 years, 3 months ago

I had to correct the title:

[i]"The architect build Silke`s 2nd cottage"[/i]

And I will take it as my favourite! It`s even better than the manor-house!
Ans this [b]ro-man-tic[/b] garden !!!
woaaa - hope I´ve holiday soon !!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
David Cardona 12 years, 3 months ago

Great set! Thanks for sharing!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Miclaud 12 years, 3 months ago

I love those houses! I prefer #4!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
"Stephanie" 12 years, 3 months ago

Very jealous it is places like that will inspire you to get out of bed each morning - very refreshing - beautiful photos - thx for sharing!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Nadoune 12 years, 3 months ago

Great set !!!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
K C Ng 12 years, 3 months ago

Nice set;))

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Christine 12 years, 3 months ago

Very interesting architecture. It is very beautiful.

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 12 years, 3 months ago

cabecila this is something very very good. I love it. I know who is one of the most famous architects of the world. I meet him with another portuguese architect and Cecil Balmondat at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. thanks for sharing.

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 3 months ago

de facto, se eu quiser saber a bobliografia relativa a esta casa - livros, revistas onde apareceu - não está fácil porque felizmente apareceu em muitos...

será que o centro de documentação em Matosinhos que tem o nome do arquitecto conseguiria isto?!

já não era mau se conseguisse saber a lista total das obras do Siza... agora saber onde cada obra apareceu... isso é que era doce! :))

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Rozariasbanned 12 years, 3 months ago

yeah... I could live here too :)

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sherij 12 years, 3 months ago

I could live in the minor house really I could!! I think it is spectacular!!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Prashant Karkera 12 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful house

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
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