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Ricardo Vieira de Melo
Rui Rei; Ricardo Senos, Catarina Simões; Jorge Brito, Damião Santos.
JR, Engenheiros Lda and Protega Lda
Construções Marçal Lda
4 sets ranging from 275 m2 to 295 m2
It consists on 25 residential lots that are developed in three different types, divided into four volumes. Although situated on the outskirts of the city of Aveiro, the project aims to create an urban place giving it the collective values.
The private area is bounded to the interior promoting family and slow pattern of life in contact with nature and the landscaped
The typologies take advantage of sun exposure, turning social spaces to the courtyards by the south while offering great terraces for the bedrooms. Living rooms are organized to become informal multipurpose spaces with wide contact to the exterior private gardens.
The building materials for the exterior were chosen to minimize the maintenance required and ensuring good durability and aging. The brown brick was chosen to balance natural light. The facades are composed with lacquered glass panels and plywood to give a light image contrasting with the brick. The opposition between private and public, weight and lightness are one of the main characteristics of the project.