Photo © José Campos
Photo © José Campos
Photo © José Campos
Photo © José Campos
Photo © José Campos
Photo © José Campos

House in Bela Vista

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Year
2013
Project Details

Author
Ricardo Vieira de Melo

Team
Ricardo Senos, Damião Santos, Ânia Abrantes, Nuno Marques

Engineering
MN Engenheiros, Lda

Built Area
269 m2

Program
Single House

Project
2009

Conclusion
2013

Address
Av. da Bela Vista - Costa Nova, Ílhavo

The small width of the available land - less than 6 meters - and the wishes of the customer to arrange the ground floor only with technical spaces, demanded a typological response that organizes housing primarily in the upper two floors.

The house takes advantage of two fronts, east and west. On one side the sun, the other the magnificent views of the Ria de Aveiro. In the 1st floor the program is developed in a symmetrically from the central ladder.

The living room stretches from each sides of the house. Assuming its nuclear positioning, the room also expands up vertically, through a double height, which helps to organize the upper level and gives unity to common spaces.

In the upper floor two bedrooms with complementary areas, one for each quadrant, are connected by a bridge that overcomes the void.

The relation between volumes and spaces takes place both inside and outside, dismantling the apparent stability that the stereotypical shape of the house features. The main volume floats over the surrounding walls.

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