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  7. Boavista House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

Boavista House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

  • 09:00 - 20 September, 2016
Boavista House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos
Boavista House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos, © José Campos
© José Campos

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© José Campos
© José Campos

Text description provided by the architects. Boavista is a single-family house refurbishment in a well-known Porto street with the same name. The plot was a last century house in an advanced state of ruin facing one of the busiest streets, but offering a garden in the interior of the block.

© José Campos
© José Campos
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
© José Campos
© José Campos

The width limitations of these old constructions invite the dwelling to extend its boundaries to the inner courtyard. With this, a generous area is provided, setting the entire social area through one contiguous space. The kitchen extension connects to the garden, assuming a crucial role in the relation with the exterior. A wheeled wooden island allows a flexible use of the space. A skin of wooden shutters characterize the extension façade and set different layers of shade.

© José Campos
© José Campos
© José Campos
© José Campos

In the center a light core is settled, being the stairs developed in different stages with different relations with this void. Therefore the theme of the skylight is revisited, exploring one of the main features of these old constructions and enhancing its importance on the structure of these typologies. The height of the skylight defines an unusual residential scale allowing visual relations between the three floors.

© José Campos
© José Campos
Cite: "Boavista House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos" 20 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795543/boavista-house-pablo-pita-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
© José Campos

Boavista 住宅 / Pablo Pita Arquitectos