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The Wine Cellar House occupies a complementary space in the farm where it is inserted and, as such, was conceived as a place that takes its spatial concept to the limit.
The programmatic (in)definition allowed us to work an abstract and open-space that both receives a dinner, and quickly can become a domesticated space to accommodate visitors.
The distance to the main house and the consequent proximity to a more virgin nature context, led us to explore the concept of pavilion in the forest, which is reflected in the spatial organization, but also in the materiality adopted.
A set of four thick walls defines the living space and determines the visual frames on the surrounding landscape, which point in the direction of the four cardinal points. The massive volumes, drawn by vertical wooden rulers, are the containers of the program – bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom -, which subtly hides behind the stereotype that defines the interior and exterior façades, in the same material. The ceiling and the floor, in a dark screed, help to frame the surrounding nature, emphasizing its presence in the interior space.

Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs + Diogo Aguiar Studio Team Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar, Daniel Mudrák Typology Pavilion House Area 75 m2 Photography Fernando Guerra

Andreia Garcia (Guimarães, 1985) is a Portuguese, Porto-based architect, curator, researcher and consultant of architecture, design and urban scenography. Founder of Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs, she has specialized in the dissemination of architecture through research, curatorial practice and editorial projects.


She was project coordinator of Smaller Cities and project manager of the Creative Landscape projects in Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture .
Andreia was curator of Theatro Circo de Braga leading the Projeto Memória which celebrated the theatre’s centenary and launch the book O Theatro e a Memória with her editorial coordination. She was editorial and programme coordinator of the Portuguese Representation of the XXI Triennale di Milano. Since 2016 she has co-founded, with Diogo Aguiar, the Galeria de Arquitectura, an independent space dedicated to the architecture thinking, in Porto.


In 2017, she assumes the curatorship of the architecture program for the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia and is invited to think two exhibitions for the Galeria Vertical, in Silo Auto of Porto.


She received her Architecture MSc diploma at the Faculty of Architecture of Beira Interior University in 2008, and her Architecture PhD diploma at Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon University in 2015, that received the Professor Manuel Tainha Prize for the best PhD thesis in Architecture of 2014/2015. In 2017 Andreia is launched her first book as an author entitled Espaço Cénico, Arquitectura e Cidade (Scenic Space, Architecture and City) by Caleidoscópio editors.



Andreia Garcia . principal . senior architect founding partner and curator

Margarida Antunes (2018-) . head of production

Clara Puentes (2018-) . architect

Cecilia Carrioli (2019-) . architecture intern

Martzel Arriaga (2019-) . architecture intern



Former Collaborators

Clara Asperilla (2018) . architecture intern

Inés Brotons (2017) . architecture intern



Premis FAD | Selected, Interiorismo
Prudêncio Studio

Manuel Tainha’ Professor Award | Award
Best Architecture PhD thesis 2014/2015



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