Forest mimesis on perforated exterior shutters [165]

Built in three months and assembled in three days, this vacation house is located in an area dominated by the presence of the ocean and a forest of eucalyptus trees. That’s why the wrapping materials have the mission to dialogue with the landscape.

The two main façades are covered with perforated corten steel. This material is chosen because of its relation with the local tradition of fishing towns, were it is used to build fishing boats. The corten steel trays are perforated following the silhouette of the forest.

Some of these trays cover opaque wall, but other act as shutters covering glazings. This has a great effect on the inner illumination during the day, and also a spectacular exterior image during the night.

General view of the building: 
15350 Cedeira
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