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House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Architect: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda
  • Project Team: Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
  • Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira, Joaquim Peixoto
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Xavier Antunes

© Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes

From the architect. To meet the clients’ requirements we designed a black and white house with large terraces overlooking the city. The terraces’ drawings led us to involve the house in a heroically suspended ring. Between this ring and the house a garden embraces the oak-trees. 

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

On the house’s south and west sides the terraces’ horizontal subbase planes could be aligned with the skyline. The two-storey high living room was placed between these two events.

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

The ring will probably be painted in white. The house was to be a wooden box but due to maintenance issues it will now be coated with patinaed zinc.

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes
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