Casa en Praia dos Santos / M-Arquitectos

Casa en Praia dos Santos / M-Arquitectos

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart + 33

Houses  · 
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Paulo Goulart
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Photographer Created with Sketch.
  • Authors

    Fernando Monteiro, Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Monteiro
  • Project Team

    Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Pedro Furtado, Diana Policarpo, Maria Melo Bento, Carolina Oliveira
  • Project Area

    320 sqm
  • Stability and Infrastructure

    Ricardo Pacheco, Tiago Costa
  • Contractor

    Empreiteiro Victor M. Brasil Pacheco
More Specs Less Specs
© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

Text description provided by the architects. From a remainder stone wall of an old construction pops up a contemporary house handing over to the sea. Indeed, this new volume was designed to improve its urban grid where is settled. The housing deterioration, seen at the neighboring, contrasts with the new volume, creating a relationship between the house and the surroundings. Unquestionably, the house improves its urban environment, as well as takes advantage of the sea views.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

The proposal volumetric object is a result, therefore, from the sea views, contrasting with the main’s street opaque façade, together with the function program given by the client.


The elevation disparity from the Main Street to the Avenue creates a semi buried floor dedicated to the technical areas which has a direct connection to the Avenue that merges the ocean. The function splits into two levels: while the ground floor which connects to the main street is devoted to the social areas, the first floor is reserved for the private areas.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

Thus, the dwelling exploits its relation with the environment, not just from its special volume, but also given by the clean design, textures and materials, particularly the basalt stone, native to this volcanic islands with the concrete, in addition to the long glasses.

Floor Plan 03
Floor Plan 03

Project gallery

See all Show less
About this office
Cite: "Casa en Praia dos Santos / M-Arquitectos " [Casa na Praia dos Santos / M-Arquitectos ] 06 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.