Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira

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

Text description provided by the architects. To the north, a noisy road with some traffic. To the south, a singular view over the valley of the  Cavalum river. From the triangular building site, naturally arises an 'L' form.

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira - Image 13 of 21
© João Morgado

With 7 meters slope and pre-existing granite walls, was created a platform 2.00 meters under the street level. The house is implanted on this low ground and becomes unnoticeable from the street.

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira - Image 21 of 21
Floor Plan

The existing walls, the low implantation, the creation of new vertical planes and the closure to the street, convey the feeling of intimate home that was sought from the beginning.

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira - Image 10 of 21
© João Morgado

The house program had a peculiar aspect: the two bedrooms, for two young girls, had to be interconnected.

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira - Glass, Facade, Handrail
© João Morgado

The granite, very evident in the proximities and a very characteristic material of the region, is applied in sawed and cut narrow strips, with different heights and lengths, giving a more delicate aspect to the finish, as it enphasizes the horizontality of the house.

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira - Sofa, Shelving
© João Morgado

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Cite: "Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira" 02 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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