House in Póvoa / Luis Peixoto

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Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • Collaborators: Susana Isabel Baptista Monteiro 
  • Construction: Barreirinhos Constructora Lda 
  • Technical Director: Ing. Paulo Baptista 
  • Structures: Ing. Marco  Costa, Ing. Mario Pimentel 
  • Plumbing: Ing. Marco Costa 
  • Electrical: Ing. Maçana 
  • HVAC: Ing. Pedro Marco Araújo 
  • Client: Dra. Sameiro Barreirinho 
  • Site Area: 5.850 m² 
  • Cost: 600.000.00 € 
  • City: Póvoa de Varzim
  • Country: Portugal
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© Armenio Texeira

Text description provided by the architects. In a time of return to its origins, a family that prospered in the city decided to return to its homeland and family history.

© Armenio Texeira

On farmlands, they built their home on the basis of the scale of a large family. This home reflects their personality in a mixture of breaking with city culture, while ensuring an intermediate space between classical and bucolic, between exterior and interior, where the covered space is appreciated without being seen.


From this commission arises the issue of excavation in an abstract way, in different courtyards as to their form and degree of sun exposure, symmetrical and proportional to each other.

© Armenio Texeira

This family, a couple of physicians with a son who currently aspires to be a soccer player of FC Porto is reflected on the outdoors. On one side the typical grass of a soccer field with a goal, and on the other side, a transition to a crop field. This house describes the change of environment of the territory, the migration of families and their expectations for the future.

© Armenio Texeira

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Cite: "House in Póvoa / Luis Peixoto" [Casa na Póvoa / Luis Peixoto] 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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