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House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 18 November, 2011
House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura
House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, © Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

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  • Architects

  • 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

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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