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Alto Forninhos / RVDM

  • 00:00 - 15 February, 2012
Alto Forninhos / RVDM
Alto Forninhos / RVDM, Courtesy of RVdM
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Aveiro, Portugal
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Ricardo Vieira de Melo
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Senos, Jorge Brito, Damião Santos, Nuno Marques
  • Engineering

    JR Engenheiros e Consultores Lda e Protega Lda
  • Client

    Varela Ferreira Construções Lda
  • Area

    379 m2 x 6 + 1 x 437 m2
  • Project Year


Text description provided by the architects. Periphery – Seven plots; three types; two promoters, one project.

The opportunity of doing these job altogether as permitted to obtain a urban image for the site.

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In order to obtain more offer to the client, the project evolved to a double type solution. Each plot has alternated types of houses. The main objective was to ensure privacy to everyone without loosing the ability of having the most of light and views.

site plan
site plan

Terraces, patios and verandas are the lexicon that made the form of the houses. The voids originated by these, built the volume and the image.

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The concept for the image is the same for the construction: deconstruction of the original volume – the junction and the disappearing of solid brown bricks.

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Cite: "Alto Forninhos / RVDM" 15 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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