Fraião House in Braga, Contemporary Portugal Building, Portuguese Real Estate Architecture Photos

Fraião House in Braga Residence

Modern Home and Pool in Portugal design by TRAMA Arquitetos

25 Oct 2018

Design: TRAMA Arquitetos

Location: Braga, northern Portugal – north east of Porto

Fraião House

The Fraião house, located in Braga, is a project set up on two floors in a “V” shape, that was conceived to take advantage of the privileged views over the city.

Fraiao House in Braga

Photos: João Morgado

Fraião House in Braga

The house lies on a densely populated hillside with unique houses and an excellent sun exposure, providing an extraordinary glimpse into the landscape, composing a mesmerizing image.

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraiao House in Braga

One of the key concerns was to create a fluid and permeable housing concept, without the loss of privacy. For that reason, it was developed a central body to host the social area, and two rows for the more private functions, creating a “V” shape with arms focusing the sights over the city.

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraiao House in Braga

Due to the site’s slope, the house was develop to articulate an entry floor at street level with a lower floor, where the living room connects entirely with the garden and the swimming pool. That has allowed to create a very discreet entrance with a fast access to the ground floor, without evidencing the 930.00 square meters that form the house.

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraiao House in Braga

The main idea was to develop a project that can trigger emotions as the client walks through the house, providing in each moment new points of interest and comfort sensation.

Modern Home and Pool in Portugal design by TRAMA Arquitetos

Modern property and Pool in Portugal design by TRAMA Arquitetos

The main entrance is done through a porch, in which a large window, allows to take a glimpse on the interior of the house, through the large double height area, displaying the living room in the lower floor and the view over the city.

Modern Home and Pool in northern Portugal

Northern Portugal home and pool

As soon as one enters the house, the double height area with glass facade provides a wonderful perception on the scale of the volume, marked by architectural details and decorative pieces with unique design.

Fraiao House in Braga North Portugal home and pool design

A scenic spiral staircase takes us into the ground floor, standing out in the vastness of the double height area. Cars are one of the client’s greatest passions, owning a vast private collection, that was considered an important feature to explore in the project.

To host those vehicles, it was created a garage volume in the upper floor, that invades the social space. That volume, in see through glass, is visible from any part of the living room, providing a showcase to display that collection.

Fraiao House in Braga

Fraião House, Braga – Building Information

Design: TRAMA Arquitetos
Lead Architect: Bruno Leitão
Team Members: Adriano Peixoto, André Machado, Ricardo Silva, Filipe Araújo, Mariana Morais, Diogo Marques, Catarina Silva, Miguel Mesquita
Company / Studio Name: TRAMA arquitetos
Location: Braga, Portugal
Project year: 2015/2016

Fraiao House in Braga

Photographs: João Morgado

Fraião House in Braga images / information received 251018 from TRAMA Arquitetos

Location: Braga, Portugal, southwestern Europe

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