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House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon

  • 01:00 - 13 March, 2009
House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon
House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon

House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    2410 Pousos, Portugal
  • Architects

    Ricardo Bak Gordon
  • Project Team

    Francesca Petrin, João Bagão, Nuno Costa
  • Structure

     AFA consultores de engenharia lda.
  • Landscape Design

  • Area

    415.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Portuguese photographer Joao Morgado, shared with us this interesting house in Pousos.

This is a two levels house that occupies an unleveled terrain, bringing just one level to the street front side.

The house occupies a longitudinal band centered in the plot that defines to main gardens - one at the entrance and plain; the other one, near the scarp and facing the city. When arriving, only four volumes appear, welded together with a full straight lower level.

This operation allows us to diminish the impact of the 815 sqm construction area, and contributes to the organization of the house program. The four volumes also define several outside spaces that enhances the house living.

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Joao Morgado · July 04, 2012

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K.M.Huh · July 24, 2010

To my surprise, I think it resembles my project last cemester. I wonder how could it be just same as mine. It strikes me that one's design engine may give duplication of other project somewhere.

3dblur · March 19, 2009


Opium · March 19, 2009


the big black &amp; white zebr · March 16, 2009

Christos, fierce heat... big windows, not a good idea? Let's ditch the air con - small openings and thick walls, it's got to be the way forward.

I like this... a little hill town in its own right. Simplicity - I know how hard it is to do with precision, especially in Iberia, I am trying in Extremadura and beginnig to fail... HELP!

Whatever, the indirect lighting is very cool. Fierce heat, no direct sunlight - harsh on the eyes and body.

Well done architect, I like the way you build.

christos · March 15, 2009

too simple but extremelly nice to look at, i adore this white, simple architecture, all homes should look like this and not like louna parks or metal containers. It does not however take a full advantage of the views of the city. It should have bigger openings towards the cityscape.

eno · March 15, 2009

a nice house,especially the light .

roadkill · March 14, 2009

He Joao, very nice photos - any chance you could upload some drawing details? Obrigado

AAA · March 14, 2009

it's a very nice house, but i don't like the floor.

Joao Morgado · March 13, 2009

'House in Pousos'

João Morgado · March 13, 2009

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One · March 13, 2009

I could imagine to put more life into the 'path' at the back of this house, up on the hill. Perhaps it is lively already looking up hill...?

pathos · March 13, 2009

The Calacatta bathroom is sexy. Are there really no downlights in the ceiling or were they photoshopped out?
Interesting project.

Alex · March 13, 2009

instant favorite for me.

i'd love to live in a house like this. i love how any detail just pops out because of all the white.

roadkill · March 13, 2009

It is not easy to do 'simple', much easier to plaster unnecessary decorative motifs and overcomplicated details around a badly organised layout.
This I like - although there's always a bit of room for improvement.

Most people forget architecture is to be lived in and humans are not anatomically prepared to inhabit Mickey mouse dwellings. Traditional Chinese architecture is very practical and functional and despite certain levels of embellishment it also has a very warm quality.

?junjun · March 13, 2009

Chinese client don't like this kind of things ever--- too simple.

fengjun · March 13, 2009

If the owner have children,walls will bacome dirty fast !

Jeison Gelaki · March 13, 2009

Very nice. Soft lines, wide and clear spaces. Just the way i´d build for myself.


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