Bak Gordon House in Grândola

Source: Bak GordonPhotography: Francisco Nogueira
Date: August 15, 2022

Built in the vast territory of Alentejo, the house emerges from the figure of an extensive water tank attached to a wall, facing south, as if it was a resonance box of the entire landscape. On the other side of the wall the social spaces and two fresco rooms are kept, 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 different private areas gravitate.

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 sensorial sense which is difficult to recognize from images.


























Ricardo Bak Gordon

José Pedro Cano
Maria Barreiros
Tânia Correia
Maria Passos de Almeida

Site location:
Monte dos Patos, Grândola, Portugal


Fernando Pedreiro – Construções Civis, Lda.

ARA – Alves Rodrigues & Associados, Lda (Foundations and Structures)
CPX Consultoria e Projectos (Electrics, Telecommunications, Security and Mechanics)
Acribia – Projectos e desenho técnico, Lda (Hydraulics)

375.30 m2 construction area

Date. Project:
2016 – Works completion 2021

Francisco Nogueira

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