the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Portugal
  5. M2.senos
  6. 2013
  7. PM House / M2.senos

PM House / M2.senos

  • 14:00 - 13 April, 2015
PM House / M2.senos
PM House / M2.senos, © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio + 20

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in a residential zone of Aveiro, in the northwest town center boundary. Its surrounding environment is characterized by heterogeneity of buildings, not always with a clear identity as a whole. Although with regards to deployments and distance there is some coherence. Appealing to some appeasement, there's a similar volumetric mimicry, keeping the typology of 4 fronts and removals to the lot boundary. Setting a visual balance between pairs contributes to an improvement of this urban quality.

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Thus, it draws up a very abstract volumetry, highlighted by the contrast of white walls and the volumes shadows, setting a single object, which integrates the experience spaces, but also an outbuilding and a garage.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

the most diurnal spaces meet on the ground floor, with a free relationship with the outside space, especially with the yard. The lobby surprises upon arrival. Imposing, it plays a pivotal role and leads to all compartments. It even acquires a scenic component, especially through the presence of a half height stairwell which coincides with stair's baseline.

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

The first floor houses a more private program, such as the twin rooms on the western side and a suite on the eastern side. Taking advantage of the high topography of the land and overlooking the view of the city from the three rooms, the design of generous spans was considered a priority. Optimizing the relationship with the city, it also emphasizes this proximity and dialogue by creating a south terrace.

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

The chosen materials reinforce the character of synthesis and abstract aspects of the house. On the walls plaster painted white were chosen in contrast to the anthracite aluminum. Balconies and terraces guard rail's expression is reduced to the maximum for glass use. The image clarity is reinforced by the floor concrete paving flags which contrast with the grass. The courtyard removes the coldness of the house and gives a domestic scale, protected by a game of balances. It anthracite aluminum, glass and the grass areas are of great importance. It is the space for the kids! 

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

View the complete gallery

About this office
M2.senos
Office
Cite: "PM House / M2.senos" 13 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/618478/pm-house-m2-senos/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments