Casa Azul is one of the latest projects by Bak Gordon Arquitectos (BGA). Founded in 2002 by Ricardo Bak Gordon, the studio is best known for its residential, public and educational spaces projects. This new private house is located in Grândola, Portugal.
Built in the vast territory of Alentejo, the house emerges from the figure of an extensive water tank, facing south. On the other side of the wall the social spaces and two fresco rooms are preserved, places of transition between interior and exterior, considered as foundational for the daily life of the house. It is around the small interior patio that the various private areas have been created. “The house is totally lined with lime mortar and insulated with cork from the outside. The shape and geometry of spaces, and the insightful openings, together with the immersion in this materiality, bring a sensoriality which is difficult to recognize from images.”