Private house in Cambeses, Barcelos. The study started January 2006, with planning approval in September 2008. On-site work started in November 2008 and is currently underway. Project built by Engiaço, Construções Técnicas Lda. The plot has an area of 3380 sqm, part of which located in a green protection area.
The house has 304 sqm of total area, and a gross building area of 288 sqm. The house footprint is designed based on the articulation between the existing alignments and the new proposed access road, which enables both car and foot access. Given the context, our objective was to turn the living spaces to east, considering this is where the most interesting visual points are, and to make rooms face
south due to the quality of sun exposure, privacy and relationship with the existing topography. On this side of the building the existing ground level is higher, enabling a connection and continuity between interior and exterior. On the overall, we can say that the social areas are at ground level, and the private areas on the upper level.