IMLA House, Porto, Portugal property

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IMLA House in Bairro da Vilarinha, Porto

26 February 2024

Architects: Luppa Architects

Location: Lavra, Porto, Portugal

IMLA House Porto Portugal property

Photos by Ivo Tavares Studio

IMLA House, Portugal

The IMLA House is located in Porto in Bairro da Vilarinha, a neighbourhood built during the last stage of economic housing neighbourhoods developed by the regime of Estado Novo in 1958. The neighbourhood is mainly composed by small dimensions semi-attached houses and since the IMLA house is the last house of the street, right on the corner between two streets, it has a bigger garden.

IMLA House Porto Portugal property

IMLA House Porto Portugal

The first step of this project was changing the entrance of the house to another street, to ensure that the entrance was no longer made through the garden. The garden is now located in a more isolated area and it has therefore increased usage and more privacy.

IMLA House Porto Portugal property

In order to address the need of a higher gross area, we created an extension of the house in a two stories volume on the west façade of the house. This volume distances from the south limit of the house creating an indoor patio that promotes the entrance of south and west sunlight.

IMLA House Porto Portugal

As to formal aspects of this project, it had as a premise that the new volume would not change the original features of the old house and was assumed as a new volume.

IMLA House Portugal

The idea was that you could still read the perimeter of the old building, by detaching the new volume in the transition between both of them and through the new windows.

Each interior space can now have direct exterior sunlight.

IMLA House Porto Portugal

Portuguese:
A casa IMLA está situada no bairro da Vilarinha no Porto, bairro que foi construído na última fase dos bairros das Casas Económicas do Estado Novo em 1958. O bairro é constituído maioritariamente por casas geminadas de pequena dimensão, sendo a casa IMLA a última casa da rua, localizada na esquina entre duas ruas e, portanto, com um jardim de maior dimensão.

IMLA House Porto Portugal

O primeiro passo neste projecto foi a alteração da entrada da casa para outra rua, por forma a que a entrada deixasse de ser feita pelo jardim e este passasse, consequentemente, a ser numa zona mais recatada, conferindo-lhe uma maior utilidade e privacidade.
Para resolver a necessidade de ter mais área útil na habitação, foi criada uma ampliação volumétrica de dois pisos a poente, que se afasta do muro a Sul para criar um pátio interior e permitir uma maior entrada de luz de Sul e de Poente, colmatando o défice de luz que existia no rés-do-chão da casa.

No que toca às suas características formais, a premissa do projecto era não permitir que a ampliação descaracterizasse a volumetria original da casa e fosse assumida como um elemento novo. Tanto na transição entre os dois volumes, como na abertura de novos vãos no volume novo, é possível ter uma perfeita leitura da volumetria da casa antiga.

Os interiores foram trabalhados por forma a permitir que todos os espaços tenham iluminação natural.

IMLA House Porto Portugal

IMLA House in Porto, Portugal – Building Information

Architecture Office: Luppa Architects – https://luppa.pt/

Main Architect: Francisco Mesquita Moura
Collaboration: André Machado, Gonçalo Campinho, Pedro Tavares
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luppa.pt
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luppa_architects/

IMLA House Portugal

Location: Porto
Year of conclusion : 2023
Total area: 190 sqm

Builder TOPDOMUS

IMLA House Portugal

Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
Website: www.ivotavares.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ivotavaresstudio
Instagram:www.instagram.com/ivotavaresstudio

IMLA House images / information received 260224 from Ivo Taveres Studio

Location: Porto, Portugal, southwest Europe

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