Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira

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Penafiel, Portugal
  • Collaborator: Luís Barros
  • Engineering: Graciana Oliveira, Cecília Machado, Filipe Ferreira
  • City: Penafiel
  • Country: Portugal
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Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira - Facade, Windows
© João Morgado

Text description provided by the architects. In a new area of the city, overlooking the city park, the conditions of implantation, areas and levels, have already been defined in the building site.

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Ground Floor Plan

The ground level is 1.50 meters above the level of the sidewalk. Snipping the wall above this height minimizes its impact. The sight of this fence wall is hardly noticed when we are inside.

Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira - Stairs, Windows
© João Morgado

We intend to create volumetric purity, an austere, compact and monochrome volume. The color, dark gray, is used for an intentional perception of reducing the scale of the house in relation to the building site.

Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira - Windows, Facade
© João Morgado

In opposition to the dark and stern outside, in the inside the intention was to create a calm, clear and white space.

A free plan is used without losing the definition of each space and the functionality of the whole. Circulations appear as a block, on the north side, maximizing the south orientation for the main part of the house program.

Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira - Handrail
© João Morgado

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Cite: "Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira" 29 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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