The project, which competed with 40 other works from all over Europe, reveals a dwelling on the banks of the Douro, in the Marco de Canavezes area, and is built in a way to hide itself in the surroundings
Casa do Vale do Douro, in Marco de Canavezes, designed by the architecture firm MJARC, won the European Next New Talented Generation of European Architects and Designers for 2020 award, in the category aimed at architects under 40 years old.
The award jury stresses the “willingness to interfere as little as possible in the visual topography of the landscape” and the solutions “of facade and roof with a direct relationship with the surroundings”.
The award, instituted by the European Center for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, also highlights “the values of low energy consumption, spatial simplicity and flexibility of use”, of this house.
The house in question is part of a report that Expresso published in November about houses in nature. The project, which competed with 40 other works from all over Europe, reveals a dwelling that allows “to experience nature differently, in a residence that cannot be seen from the outside, taking advantage of the slope of an existing pine forest and in which the overflow of water from the pool it extends the river view ”, remember the architects Ricardo Cordeiro and Maria João Andrade, architects of the MJARC studio that designed the building
Maria João Andrade defends the importance of “sustainability” in the design of the house and assumes that the prize “shows the recognition that Portuguese architecture has
The award is scheduled for November, in a ceremony that will take place in Greece.