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AADD House / Helder de Carvalho

  • Architects: Helder de Carvalho
  • Location: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
  • Collaborators: Carla Zuzarte, Cláudio Ferreira, Michael Ferreira, Sérgio Azevedo, Sidónio de Jesus
  • Engineering: Jasmim Reis
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos

What would it be like if I had grown up in this place?

What would it be like if I knew the reality of a friend? 

© José Campos
© José Campos

A field of generous proportions that included a wall, two staircases and columns of granite, which lead into an imaginary house, here the basis of the project had to be thought of as two platforms.

© José Campos
© José Campos

One superior platform has an enterance point, that can be seen through the fence, and one inferior platform that is quiet and gives privacy and a new meaning to the word comfort.

© José Campos
© José Campos

There are panels and doors that open into spaces, showing details of simplicity, there are also views and luminosity between the floors which completes and delights the senses.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The different perspectives of this home shows us a peaceful haven of light and balance creating fascinating spaces that elevate the volumetry. 

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
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