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Casas da Fonte / Materia Modular

  • 01:00 - 20 November, 2009
Casas da Fonte / Materia Modular
Casas da Fonte / Materia Modular, © Orlando Fonseca
© Orlando Fonseca

© Orlando Fonseca © Orlando Fonseca © Orlando Fonseca © Orlando Fonseca +18

  • 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
  • Client

    ACS, Investimentos Imobiliários Lda.
  • Area

    93844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The houses that compose the complex Casas da Fonte (5 houses – lot 45 to lot 49) are integrated in the allotment developed in 1999 by Matéria Modular, Arquitectura Lda., for Lugar de Alviães, Freguesia de Palmaz, city of Oliveira de Azeméis.

© Orlando Fonseca
© Orlando Fonseca

Following the Urban Director Plan, the lot is included in the transition zone, which is characterized by the occupation of small volume buildings. The proposed solution fits legally both in terms of typology and use, and it involves a set of parallel volumes that define patios, which organize functionally the programmatic relations.

© Orlando Fonseca
© Orlando Fonseca

The lot develops pending towards south and sunset. To avoid big soil movements, it is made a contact of the volumes with the soil. Therefore, the edification adapts naturally to the allotment drawing and also to its infrastructures.

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Pedro · January 06, 2010

Contractor's architecture...VERY POOR....

Bana alkhateeb · November 25, 2009

this is an example of "land stewradship" serving the land not dominating it .. working with the lines and slopes of nature

Vierka · November 22, 2009

Just look at those drawings and you'll see how bad this project is...

gn · November 20, 2009

are the plans bitmaps??!!

Victor Ribeiro · November 20, 2009

Good project and excellent photographs

CaioM · November 20, 2009

such an ordinary project...

MagMaz · November 20, 2009

Great design: cozy & intimate.
Full of deco possibilities...
Love the red wall!

Jeison · November 20, 2009

Hate the red wall

luiz felipe · November 21, 2009 01:21 AM

me neither, but i like the light under the stairs, creates a nice composition on the wall...

kranzzz · November 20, 2009

hmm welll...... its gud nothing much different.
getting to see lot many of smiler kind .getting bored with this style .


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