Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners

Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners

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  • Project Team : Amanda Maria, Cláudia Vaz, Cristina Figueiredo, Pablo Hernandez, Rui Almeida, Sofia Sousa.
  • Engineering : Paul Lebres
  • Clients : Lúcios Imobiliária
  • City : Porto
  • Country : Portugal
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Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Exterior Photography
© António Teixeira

Text description provided by the architects. The building's most striking feature is the facade's three-dimensionality, created through geometric rips that cut the concrete, like if there is a body's reaction in each tear – a kind of blister. This geometric effect creates the illusion of undulation and movement and is adapted to the facade facing the park, where the openings are much larger, and the protrusion effect is smaller. 

Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Interior Photography
© António Teixeira
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Plan - Ground floor
Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Interior Photography, Kitchen
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Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Exterior Photography
© António Teixeira

This design makes better use of the park's views while maintaining the building's conceptual consistency. The openings' geometry is enriched by the shine of the golden aluminum of the minimalist frames. Likewise, the planters' vegetation and colors jazz up the white-toned dry facade.

Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Exterior Photography, Facade
© António Teixeira
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Scheme
Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Interior Photography
© Nelson Garrido

Sustainability and energy efficiency are two core characteristics of Essenza. The water is heated using solar panels for centralized accumulation, which is then distributed for individual accumulation by each dwelling, being a more efficient system than the instant production one. Unused energy is not wasted and heats the fifth-floor pools. It’s also worth mentioning the ventilation systems – that lead to a two-third reduction in energy consumption – and the installation of condensing boilers, which allow energy savings and reduction in CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Nelson Garrido

Essenza was designed to be experienced, combining technology with a selection of luxury finishes to provide maximum comfort and functionality to its residents. In this context, we highlight the home automation system, the radiant floor heating used in the circulation spaces, bedrooms, and living rooms, and also the carrara marble used throughout the bathrooms. The marble blocks were selected by Ventura + Partners directly in Carrara, having been brought from Italy and then cut, treated, and fully prepared in Portugal.

Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Interior Photography
© Nelson Garrido
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Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Facade
© António Teixeira

Fundamental to quality of life, aesthetic harmony is one of the building’s cornerstones. On the façades, this balance appears in the form of golden flower boxes, which contrast with the concrete, providing the construction with a lively and natural character.

Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Interior Photography
© António Teixeira

The residential building gives continuity to its surroundings language, while also contributing to the area valorization from an architectural and constructive point of view. By taking advantage of the close connection to the park, Essenza promotes the extension of its spaces in a marriage between architecture and nature.

Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners - Exterior Photography
© António Teixeira

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Address:Av. do Parque, 4100 Porto, Portugal

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Cite: "Essenza Residential Building / Ventura + Partners" [Edifício Residencial Essenza / Ventura + Partners] 22 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/973984/essenza-residential-building-ventura-plus-partners> ISSN 0719-8884

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