House 109 Vagos, North Portugal home, Aveiro real estate, New Portuguese architecture photos

House 109 in Aveiro

8 Feb 2023

Architects: Frari – architecture network

Location: Vagos, northern Portugal

House 109 Vagos Portugal

Photos by Ivo Tavares Studio

House 109, Portugal

House 109 confronts one of the most important arteries in the city – the National Road EN109. Since it is designed for a residential use, the architectural piece is materialized in a uniform body which, through its shape and arrangement, protects itself from the busy road.

House 109 Vagos Portugal

The house 109 has the main facade perpendicular to the layout of the road, contrasting with the pre-existing reality. Thus, the front facade becomes blind, with a green space of transition and protection being created between it and the road – a barrier that protects the house from environmental and sound pollution created by the referred artery and, at the same time, grants the necessary privacy to the house.

House 109 Vagos

House 109 Vagos

The moment of entry, done discreetly through the north side, is celebrated by the great contemplation to the south thanks to the east-to-west windows that embrace the southern facade of the building, which is oriented perpendicularly to the confining artery. This way, the architectural piece, admittedly horizontal, ensures a side external space that follows the main façade.

House 109 Vagos

This space ensures a wide width able to meet the requirements that are imposed, working as a green area for leisure.
All compartments are turning to this important external space, ignoring all other possible spaces that are never as favorable in terms of the natural light that they provide.

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The building, with its curved shape, ensures adequate protection from the wind at the porch, while certifying a greater depth of the external space on the house axis.

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All rooms look out over the external space through the porch, on the ground floor, or a joint balcony, on the top floor – elements that provide a uniform façade and allows for the volume to extend beyond its limits, always homogeneously.

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This horizontal facade, just as the plan sets out, allows the upper body of the house to rise and stand out, through the retreat of the ground limits, composed by Corten colored walls that, together with big windows, are distinguished from the unavoidable white body of the upper part of the building, in a game where structural balance and materiality mix together to lighten up a volume with great dimensions.

House 109 Portugal

House 109 Portugal

The simple and solid piece, intends to position itself as a critical response to interventions in lands neighboring to national roads, solving the problematic of not being able to benefit from the external spaces and dictating the missing rule that enable these roads to have respectable habitability.

House 109 Vagos Portugal

House 109 in Aveiro, Portugal – Building Information

Project name: Casa 109 . House 109
Architecture Office: Frari – architecture network –
Main Architect: Maria Fradinho

E-mail: [email protected]

Location: Vagos, Portugal
Year of conclusion : 2022
Total area: 700 sqm

Engineering: Pedro Tavares – Engenharia de Projectos, Coordenação de Segurança e Direcção de Obras Lda.
Lanscape Architect: Jardins e Exteriores – Arthur Pereira

House 109 Vagos Portugal

Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio

House 109, Vagos, Portugal images / information received 080223 fro Frari – architecture network

Location: Vagos, northern Portugal, southwest Europe

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