Paradinha Prefab Cabin / SUMMARY

At Paradinha Village, 11 cabins are fully involved in the nature of the village of Paradinha. All of them have a private and exclusive view of the Paiva River. Portuguese architect Samuel Gonçalves has created 11 prefab full-time houses as tourism units for Syntony Hotels.

Architects: SUMMARY
Location: Arouca, Portugal
Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG / Últimas reportagens

Considering the roughness and the remoteness of this terrain it would be difficult to assemble construction yards for a traditional building. Thus, in this case, using prefabricated structures was not just a choice, but the only efficient option we had to simplify the building process within such conditions.

Mixing these two different programs (tourism + housing) we guarantee that this complex would not have a seasonal use, being inhabited during the whole year and not just during the vacation period. This multifunctional approach promotes the intensity of this complex’s occupation, therefore fostering its frequent maintenance and improving the security of this area. This project was an opportunity to make new experiences within the Gomos building system: in each house, all the technical installations (water, electricity, and climatization) were concentrated in just one module and extended to the other models externally. This procedure was standardly repeated in the whole project, accelerating its production/assembly process.

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