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Bouça Family House

The opportunity to build a family house in Porto center, provides an opportunity to build and consolidate the urban front, as well as to build a neighbourhood. The volumetry of the dwelling respects the scale of the street in a simple and fun attitude. In its relationship with the street, the house seeks above all to create a bond with those who pass by, holding an involving formal composition of street and human scale. This composition of shapes and colours is prolonged inside in some clues or details until the posterior façade, building a functional response of the space to inhabit and opening a joyful dialogue with the surroundings. 

This approach to living is assumed, inside the dwelling, in a formal and functional simplicity that allows a spontaneous and informal occupation, without great architectural barriers. The spaces relate to each other in an act of proximity and sharing through vertical connections of space and light that cross the whole building. It is in these transition spaces, from the misalignment of a wall or a nook in the stairwell, that play spaces emerge to open up to unexpected moments and make the house a singular space. 

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Hugo Reis, Filipa Frois Almeida, Catarina Azevedo, Sérgio Marafona, Lena Breitenborn

engeneering

NCREP

contruction

Nico d'Obra

photography

José Campos

location

Porto, Portugal

built

2020

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The opportunity to build a family house in Porto center, provides an opportunity to build and consolidate the urban front, as well as to build a neighbourhood. The volumetry of the dwelling respects the scale of the street in a simple and fun attitude. In its relationship with the street, the house seeks above all to create a bond with those who pass by, holding an involving formal composition of street and human scale. This composition of shapes and colours is prolonged inside in some clues or details until the posterior façade, building a functional response of the space to inhabit and opening a joyful dialogue with the surroundings. 

This approach to living is assumed, inside the dwelling, in a formal and functional simplicity that allows a spontaneous and informal occupation, without great architectural barriers. The spaces relate to each other in an act of proximity and sharing through vertical connections of space and light that cross the whole building. It is in these transition spaces, from the misalignment of a wall or a nook in the stairwell, that play spaces emerge to open up to unexpected moments and make the house a singular space. 

team FAHR 021.3

Hugo Reis, Filipa Frois Almeida, Catarina Azevedo, Sérgio Marafona, Lena Breitenborn

engeneering

NCREP

contruction

Nico d'Obra

photography

José Campos

location

Porto, Portugal

built

2020

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