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Leça House / Ezzo

  • 01:00 - 2 April, 2009
Leça House / Ezzo
Leça House / Ezzo

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
  • Architects

  • Architect In Charge

    César Machado Moreira
  • Planning Supervisor

    Fátima Barroso
  • Structural Engineer

    José Pedro Rocha
  • Main Contractor

    Albopiges Lda.
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Renewal and refurbishment of an anonymous existing building without any interest, was developed by exploring the double height until the roof for the creation of a mezzanine space. 

The building functions as a residence, this proposition is developed in a philosophy that do not imply substantial alterations in the main volume, only the rise of the roof top, as well as the redesign of the roof itself, in order to guarantee the continuity of the St. Catherine's alley. In the remaining construction, we consider a new occupation, demolishing the small compartments and creating an only and new space (kitchen/laundry and garage) with an interior courtyard.

The conception of the exterior volume is influenced by the harbor terminals pavilions made in metal structures and coated wood.

The house identification equally appears as an influence of the wood stored in the port and how is identified, with references that normally are painted to identify the lots with big colorful numbers.

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Peter · September 24, 2009

Some diferent, but a great job!

Komalantz · July 10, 2009

In the future we will look through many tyles which have passed and so. For this decade, which is almost over, Portugal will be a reference point on what we have been doing.
I think this is a great simple house, just in today's style.

Claus F. Weidmueller · April 28, 2009

Great! this little house in Portugal: Like it?

Filipe Roquette · April 16, 2009

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Filipe Roquette · April 16, 2009

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mateussz · April 08, 2009

Hei Man!
Nice Job!

LargoJax · April 06, 2009

I love this little house! Simple and effective design and cool typography on the garage.

MiKe · April 04, 2009

It's not "wonderful", but it is something fresh in Portugal. Congratulations for that.

roadkill · April 04, 2009

well resolved, simple and unpretentious. Well done and thanks for sharing

Il · April 04, 2009

Portugal did it again!!!
It's really impressive.

PS: Great job!

odris · April 03, 2009

The façade has the same layout of my blog.

jlbr · April 03, 2009

I like the neighborhood in which the house is situated, probably better than the house itself. I mean, that little chapel in the first photograph is just lovely!!!

On the other hand, are the black colored walls a statement against white-washed walls?? A statement against Alvaro Siza perhaps???

Just wondering...

Lucas Gray · April 03, 2009

The graphics on the garage is a nice bold touch. I like the simplicity of the project as well.

Erling · April 03, 2009

Great contrast between the yellow and black..


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