House in Póvoa / Luis Peixoto

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
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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
© 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.

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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
© 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
© Armenio Texeira

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Cite: "House in Póvoa / Luis Peixoto" [Casa na Póvoa / Luis Peixoto] 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/588812/house-in-povoa-luis-peixoto> ISSN 0719-8884
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