Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira

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Penafiel, Portugal
  • Architects: Graciana Oliveira
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  420
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Photographs photographs:  João Morgado
  • Collaborator:Luís Barros
  • Engineering:Graciana Oliveira, Cecília Machado, Nuno Silva
  • Builder:José Maria Construções Lda.
  • City:Penafiel
  • Country:Portugal
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© João Morgado
© 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.

© João Morgado
© 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.

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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.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

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

© João Morgado
© 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.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

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Cite: "Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira" 02 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/581771/milhundos-house-graciana-oliveira> ISSN 0719-8884

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