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Alviaes House / Materia Modular

  • 01:00 - 18 November, 2009
Alviaes House / Materia Modular
Alviaes House / Materia Modular, © Orlando Fonseca
© Orlando Fonseca

© Orlando Fonseca © Orlando Fonseca © Orlando Fonseca © Orlando Fonseca +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alviães, Palmaz, concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
  • Architects

    Matéria Modular
  • Project Team

    Adelino Pinheiro, Marco Ferreira, Maria José Matos, Pedro Ribeiro, Zita Torres
  • Thermal Efficiency Engineer

    Marília Sousa
  • Pipeline Engineer

    Susana Tomás
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Gonçalo Machado
  • Structural Engineer

    Adolfo Ferreira
  • Client

    Alfredo Couto dos Santos
  • Area

    57870.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. This project is related to a single-family detached home developed in an area designated as “Forest Space”. The project considers the environmental characteristics and the remote horizontal line where it can be seen Ria de Aveiro, a river stream.

© Orlando Fonseca
© Orlando Fonseca

The project contains a vast program in a contemporary language, considering an implanting area of 271 sqm. It develops in two volumes, both intersecting, one of higher dimensions, with two floors, and one of smaller scale, with a single floor.

The ground floor of the higher volume is dedicated to the social area of the house and also contains a garage for two cars. The upper level is reserved for the private area of the family.

The smaller volume has the remaining part of the requested program, which basically contemplates the game room, an interior swimming pool and a Turkish bath room.

© Orlando Fonseca
© Orlando Fonseca

In the area surrounding the house, it was developed a platform that expands the areas related to the living-room and the kitchen, and from which there is an access to the exterior swimming pool that enables a full contemplation of the distant but magnificent view of Aveiro.

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MagMaz · November 20, 2009

Stunning work with lights! With such a dark night, it's obvious that the designed light games are accomplished!
Clean, Simple and Strong Architecture!
I only wish there were some more day photos with the forest surrounding the house!

bshi · November 20, 2009

i feel no sense of proportion here.
bunch of pretty looking materials stuck together

Damien · November 20, 2009

I agree with pedro... how is it possible to design a house that needs to have it´s lights on during daytime on the 21st century? besides the volumes have no dialogue between each other... what´s the concept?

Pedro · November 19, 2009

I think this is very poor but expensive architecture, with a great deal of bad taste... VEry superficial, without any kind of emotion, intention...

gn · November 19, 2009

why is archdaily taking out people's comments? then what is this place for?

cad · November 18, 2009

Nice house, bad lighting.

daniel · November 18, 2009

my last comment on this site was about that white house in greece . the comments people left compared the project to richard meiers way of design . it had such poor detailing . it realy had nothing to do with good architecture .
here on the other hand is a very good example of great design + layout + detailing .
now this is what i consider an architects project .
very impresive work !!!


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