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  7. House of Four Houses / PROD arquitectura & design

House of Four Houses / PROD arquitectura & design

  • 05:00 - 22 May, 2015
House of Four Houses / PROD arquitectura & design
House of Four Houses / PROD arquitectura & design, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Penafiel, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Paulo Carvalho, Susana Correia
  • Design Team

    Paulo Carvalho, Susana Correia, Fernando Paiva and Paulo Borlido
  • Area

    501.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

      © Joao Morgado
      © Joao Morgado

      Text description provided by the architects. This holiday house for a family of four is located in the north of Portugal. It's shape is defined by the same number of individual volumes. They have similar dimensions but distinct orientations. Three of the volumes are orthogonally organized around a core, whilst a fourth rotates to match the direction of an existing neighbouring building. The proximity between the two constructions led to a desired dialogue. The modest dimensions of the existing building determined the scale of the house while the vernacular identity influenced its layout. Each volume has a two slope roof. Besides emphasizing its individuality it enabled to increase the plasticity of the composition.

      © Joao Morgado
      © Joao Morgado
      Main Floor Plan
      Main Floor Plan
      © Joao Morgado
      © Joao Morgado

      The volumes are separated but disposed at a critical distance. It creates an interstitial space covered by a flat transparent roof and full size windows. It is a special space with a hybrid character. The considerable dematerialization of its limits leads to be felt as both internal and external. This solution meets the clients requirement to design a house with strong links with the surroundings. When moving from one room to another it allows to confortably "walk through the leaves".

      © Joao Morgado
      © Joao Morgado

      The house is organized in three floors. On the basement there is a garage, wine storage and laundry room. On the main floor the bedrooms are located on the east side, while the kitchen, dining room and living room are placed on the west, close to a terrace with privileged view to a valey. Over the living room there is a mezzanine with a small office.

      © Joao Morgado
      © Joao Morgado

      The global coherence of the house highly depended on the material choice. The combination of local granite for the embasement, patinated pine boards on the walls and zinc on the roof granted a rich silver homogenity combining different tones and textures.

      © Joao Morgado
      © Joao Morgado

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      Cite: "House of Four Houses / PROD arquitectura & design" 22 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/631142/house-with-four-houses-prod-architecture-and-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
      © Joao Morgado

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