Anzeige AZR-T1-englishTV-468x60 R8

Box XL Houses by Grupo Zegnea architects

Photo credits: João Morgado,

Projects (e)



box xl houses zegnea architects 02

box xl houses zegnea architects 03

The Box XL Houses is a seven houses development arranged in a diverse way, creating different relationships with the environment. The aim was to achieve a balance between the “constructed” and the “natural”, between the “mass” and the “void” so that these two antagonistic realities would form a peaceful and continuous dialogue, enhancing each other. The idea adopted in the project and the division of the lots was carried out to allow the creation of space between the constructed mass, thus obtaining a visual permeability with the landscape.

box xl houses zegnea architects 04

box xl houses zegnea architects 05

box xl houses zegnea architects 06

The house design is practical at one level, the spaces naturally adapt a functional program. At the lower level is the garage, entrance and storage area, which is accessed from a private road specially constructed for this development.

The clarity and pragmatism with which the design of the houses is faced, is likewise reflected in the constructive options and materiality. The choice of materials that compose the interior space, was studied in order to evidence the fluidity of the space, evidencing the natural and successive continuity of its uses. Externally it seeks a succession of pure volumes, with raw materials, counterpointing to the green spaces and natural elements creating a new landscape. Therefore, the Box XL Houses establish a harmonious relationship with its surroundings.

Project name: Box XL Houses
Architect’s Firm: Grupo Zegnea,

Project location: Guimarães, Portugal
Completion Year: 2019
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4658 m2

Lead Architects: Hugo Lobo, Eugénio Ribeiro
Other participants: Collaborators: António Póvoas, Diogo Rodrigues, Mariana Rodrigues, Duarte Ramos, Sandra Sanroque, Rita Poças

Photo credits: João Morgado,

box xl houses zegnea architects 07

box xl houses zegnea architects 08

box xl houses zegnea architects 09

box xl houses zegnea architects 10

box xl houses zegnea architects 11

box xl houses zegnea architects 12

box xl houses zegnea architects 21

box xl houses zegnea architects 22

box xl houses zegnea architects 23

Anzeige AZ-GC1-728x250 GAS

Fotos: Hackl Hofmann Landschaftsarchitekten


Models begrüßen die Besucher der Designers‘ Open. Foto: Tom Schulze


Der Schinkelplatz wurde 1837 von Peter Joseph Lenné entworfen und ist nach dem preußischen Baumeister Karl Friedrich Schinkel benannt. Foto: Marcus Ebener


Regionaltechniker Daniel Fecke


Licht und Akustik spielen harmonisch zusammen. Die akustisch wirksamen Pads von Rossoacoustic setzen mit Farbe und Design Akzente an der Decke und nehmen Einfluss auf die gesamte Raumwirkung. Foto: Nikolaus Grünwald, Gerlingen


Anzeige AZ-C1a-300x250 R8

Anzeige AZ-C1b-300x600 R8
Cookies erleichtern die Bereitstellung unserer Dienste. Mit der Nutzung unserer Dienste erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, dass wir Cookies verwenden.
Weitere Informationen Ok Ablehnen