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House in Foz do Douro II / José Carlos Cruz

House in Foz do Douro II / José Carlos Cruz

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG+ 32

Porto, Portugal

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

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Cite: "House in Foz do Douro II / José Carlos Cruz" 04 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/268764/house-in-foz-do-douro-ii-jose-carlos-cruz> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG

House in Foz do Douro II / José Carlos Cruz

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