Casa Xieira II by A2+ Arquitectos
Casa Xieira II is designed by A2+ Arquitectos and it is located in Caranguejerira, Leiria, Portugal. The building area is about 350 sqm and the site area 520 sqm.The project revels a single floor house but also spacious. Because it is located in a Mediterranean country and the sun is quite powerful the orientation of the rooms was set on the east, living room to south, kitchen to west and garage to north. Inspired by the client’s link to forestry industry, the architects chosen the exposed walls to be concrete made while the others plaster made.
There are four bedrooms in the house and are all positioned on the East side. In this way the owners will have sunny mornings, they can wake up being caress by the sun.
The connection between the leaving room and dining room is made through large glazed sliding doors, it ensures continuity and in the same time separates the areas when needed.
Casa Xieira II is based on simple lines, twisting volumes and clean spaces. From the pedestrian entry can be observed the curvilinear shapes of the concrete walls. There are many contrasts between the rough materials and the organic shapes but this is what is making this house special with its minimalist but fragile style.