Daydream House is an autobiographical project idealized, developed and sustained only upon a premise: the author's desires. Therefore, it was intended for the house to be a mirror of the "being" that dwells inside it. Thus, in an initial stage of the exercise, seven actions were established — sleep, wash, cook, dialogue, act, plant, host — and it was through them that each of the spaces were individually projected. At the end, the house should compose a "whole". However, this methodology primary goal is that that "whole" doesn't appear as a mere sum of the parts, but as something more sensitive and complex, capable of producing distinct atmospheres. P.S. Daydream House is located on the Moon.
P.S.2 Coraline appears as an autobiographical character.
Like a music box my dream house will provide a magical journey to another place, a colourful and puerile place, distant from the grey and monotonous exterior world. A shelter for me and my kind... Cradled by a floral melody, we will be carried to another reality where everything is comfortable, perfumed and glittering. Where every nook has it's own story.
2012 - 2013 MArch: 8th Semester, University of Minho Under the guidance of PhD Architect Pedro Bandeira
⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ Plans ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆ Site Plan
Lower Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
Exterior Zone Plan
⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ Elevations ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆ South Elevation
West Elevation
North Elevation
East Elevation
⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ Sections ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ Models ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ Collages ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
First, just a little sneak peek from the heart shaped window... ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ to Dialogue ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
 The core of my dream house is intended to dialogue. This is the central space, around which all the others organize themselves. A colourful pulpit that raises from the floor promoting conviviality. An interaction warmed by the fire that burns, accommodates and cuddles. ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ to Cook ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
 To cook... because it has to be. Only a passage space, disguised in an emerald corridor which lead us towards the place that really matters — a box of light which houses the meal time — what I value the most. ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ to Act ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
 The extensive and glittering walls appear lined with shelves, which are stuffed with the tools that I need. And it is here, in this space, involved in a cocoon guarded by tsurus, the sacred Japanese bird, that all my creations are born. ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ to Sleep ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
 A space for my thoughts and treasures. I am welcomed by a rose garden, which I cross towards my nest. There, I snuggle mysef in an alcove protected by bead curtains and I recover energies. My shelter is here. ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ to Wash☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
 To purify body and mind. A Midas touch. An indescribable mix of sensations, which bring me back to a lost heaven in the chaos where I come from. Here I take care of myself. ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ Exterior zone ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
⋆⋆⋆☆✮☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆ ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ to Plant ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
 A portal that transports me to another reality, a journey involved in a never-ending synaesthesia. Here I surrender myself to nature. ⋆⋆⋆☆✮☽ to Host ☾☆✴⋆⋆⋆
"Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate (...)" J.R.R. Tolkien Through a secret passage, between sunflowers, we are transported towards Middle-earth, more specifically, towards Rivendell, the elves land. This bandstand appears like a ready-made that culminates the project of my dream house — a viewpoint on a lunar landscape. Here J.R.R. Tolkien is received, its creator, the one who devised every nooks and details of this fanciful universe. An idol, an inexhaustible source of inspiration, a visionary from whom I have learned that: “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”