Lamego House, Northern Portuguese Building, Modern Portuguese Home, Architecture Photos
Lamego House in Douro, Northern Portugal
Contemporary Douro Residential Project, Northern Portugal – design by António Ildefonso Architect
9 Dec 2019
Lamego House, Douro
Architect: António Ildefonso Architect
Location: Lamego, Douro, Northern Portugal
The plot for Lamego House is a 70 m x 40 m rectangle with a diﬀerence of 5 m between high and low elevation. Starting at the low elevation, an existing path to the east gives access to a house to the north which was the reference to the chosen site.
It was decided to build the house against the driveway, the volume is adjusted until it slightly turns its back on anyone who arrives and the house also manages to carefully protect the view of the surrounding landscape, in this position. It is in this game of hide and seek that the surprise increases, you start to want to climb, to understand, to arrive, to enter, to discover.
On the back of the house only the main entrance with a small porch that receives those who arrive stands out. Even before entering, one is completely prevented from seeing the surroundings.
If we were to ﬂy over the house we would realize it is an open “V” facing the landscape and the sun is to the south, which ﬁts into the land without changing it and thus enhances the natural slope of the land to solve the access to the basement, the low elevaSon, where the garage is located, as well as the main access to the house, the high elevaSon, and we would also realize that, essentially, the house meets around the terrace and that the terrace is the house or that the house also has a terrace.
If we wish we can say: for the house to be a living machine, on the terrace there is the barbecue next to the porch in the vicinity of the kitchen to be adequate. Or we may also say: for the house to be beauSful, on the terrace there is also a bench to protect the whole higher outside area pleasantly. When we look outside from inside facing the terrace, we feel that we have arrived, we feel that we have understood and then we can expand, we can understand, we want to stay and to be there.
On the lower ﬂoor the garage and support spaces are sorted. The staircase is very simple and connects right to the entrance of the kitchen.
On the upper ﬂoor of the house, the diﬀerent living spaces are accommodated symmetrically starting from the living room. They are all facing the terrace. They are all open to the sun, to the porch, to the terrace and to the landscape
Lamego House, Douro – Building Information
Architecture: António Ildefonso Architect
Build Area (m2): 574 sqm
List of Manufacturers
1. CORTIZO – Sistema de caixilharia em alumínio.
2. SOSOARES – Porta em alumínio pivotante.
3. RECER – Cerâmico de pavimentos e paredes.
4. MADEICENTRO – Pavimento em madeira.
5. EFAPEL – Material Elétrico de manobra.
6. BRUMA – Torneiras.
Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
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