Architects: Helder da Rocha Arquitectos
- Area : 230 m²
- Year : 2022
Photographs :Ivo Tavares Studio
Manufacturers : Cortizo
- Construction : FHF Construções
- Engineering : EC - Unique Building Solutions
- Landscape : SL Paisagistas
- City : Lousada
- Country : Portugal
Text description provided by the architects. In Santa Marinha we had to make three entrances. I don't remember doing anything like that, although that's what we enjoy the most - drawing the entrance and also drawing the terrain. And it is always the most difficult delivery. The exercise was limited by an urban subdivision.
The implantation was defined, and the distances and the number of floors.
We had a rectangle measuring 10 meters by 14 meters to occupy, two floors. The client did not want to build so much area. The solution was to open a patio in the south, to eat the construction area, and illuminate and ventilate the house. On the 0th floor, in relation to the street, we have the rooms, where we make an entrance.
On the -1 floor, in relation to the ground at the lowest level, we have the common areas open to the landscape, to the inner courtyard, and to two entrances. One entrance through the courtyard and another through the living room. It is never advisable to make multiple entries, for several reasons. Here, apparently, the opposite was valid. We don't even know where the Entrance is.