Quinta Da Tilia in Ponta Delgada by Pedro Mauricio Borges

March 13, 2018

Discover the winner of the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award Public Prize. The single family house designed by Portuguese architect Pedro Maurício Borges opens to a courtyard under a majestic tree.

 

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

 

The house sits east the great linden that names the cultivated property. Within a linear organization, the house unfolds in two directions starting parallel to the contiguous stone wall and then bending to the south to embrace the tree’s shadow circle. In the middle of the house, the living room opens to the yard under the tree and, in the opposite side, to the view of the north coast of the island.


 

Quinta Da Tilia in Ponta Delgada, Portugal by Pedro Mauricio Borges.
BigMat ’17 Public Prize 

Location: Canada da Abelheira, Capelas, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal
Completion: 2015
Office: Pedro Mauricio Borges
Authors: Pedro Mauricio Borges, architect
Collaborators: João André Simões, architect team leader, Paulo Vaz, architect, Diana Pinto, architect
José María Cymbron, engineer
Diogo Jácome, landscape architect
Type of work: Private
Photographs: Fernando Guerra

 


The wooden framed livingroom extends to the south looking for the sun. A broad skylight in the ceiling unveils the tree crown that appears like a wide parasol. This dematerialization and transparency intend to bring the tree inside the house.

 

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

 

The house gets its red color from the tin roof finishing. The roof structure is made of local Cryptomeria wood. Like the Linden, the Cryptomeria is an imported species. The Cryptomeria japonica was massively used in the first half of the 20th century to forest the island and is nowadays an identity sign of the Azorean landscape.

 

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges
© Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges © Pedro Mauricio Borges

 


 

News source: BigMat International Architecture Award
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