House in Foz do Douro II / José Carlos Cruz

  • 04 Sep 2012
  • Houses Selected Works

Architects: José Carlos Cruz
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: José Carlos Cruz
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 885 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The house is placed on a hill between two streets and two houses. Its footprint was dictated by the location of the previous building. The transparency and natural light claim itself as a fundamental element in the project, allowing to see the river through the platan treetops.


Transparency also gives us an illusion of continuity between the interior composition and the external context. Plasticity and sober decoration, minimalist yet rich, are expressed in the materials, in the black and white colour games, in the design objects and works of art.


The exposure facing the river contrasts with the intimate way the house relates with the street.

First Floor Plan
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