M & M’s House in Trofa Property

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M & M’s House in Trofa

New Residential Project in Portugal design by José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira Arquitecto

13 Jul 2017

Architect: José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira Arquitecto

Location: Rua do Carvalhinho, Trofa, Porto, Portugal

M & M’s House

M & Ms House

Photography: João Morgado

M & M’s House

A single-family house. A plot of 1500 sqm, in Trofa.

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From Rua do Carvalhinho – on the north side – the topography goes down for 2,4 m till the street that is confined on the south side, EN104. On east side, the neighbour’s land lifts over the land plot for 2 m.

M & M's House M & M's House

Arquitecto José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira decided to demolish the old farm house, the stone and mud walls and the clay floors, in front of the street: an “urban trouble”!

M & Ms House in Trofa, Porto

M & Ms House in Trofa, Porto

The architects maintained the squared stone well, an old fruit tree and the localization of pre-existing access, set on the opposite side of the plot, on the North and on the South. The proposal’s geometry reasons were willing – tree and well. They tried a “S”. Followed a “4”, and failed. Emerged an “H” that occupies the plot’s center. The “legs” embrace the tree, the “arms” evolve just a bit.

M & Ms House in Trofa, Porto

The “H” configure a social patio in the south, guarded from the east and west light, protected from north-west wind. In the north, the entrance patio.

M & Ms House in Trofa, Porto

M & Ms House in Trofa, Portugal

The house has a single floor graven in the ground, a raised landing that gives access to the roof garden. It has a 377,38 sqm of construction area.

M & Ms House in Porto

M & Ms House, Porto

The center of the volume (of the H) holds all the functions more attended by the inhabitants and the daily activities: entrance, distribution, services and kitchen.

New home in Trofa, Porto

The west wing is reserved to concentration, rest and all their services: toilettes and laundry.

New property in Trofa, Porto

On the east side, two blocks connected at the central volume turned in the opposite directions – North and South – define the rest of the “H” and holding respectively a box and the living room.

Modern home in Trofa, Porto

The box has the worst exposition situation of the plot.

New home in Trofa, Porto

The original shale walls have been rebuilt for a landscape imposition on Rua do Carvalhinho.

New home in Trofa, Porto

M & M’s House in Trofa – Building Information

Author: José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira, architect
Collaborators: Diana Fernandes, arch; Marlene Maciel, arch; Renata Santos, arch; Gonçalo Ferreira, arch
Location: Trofa

Structural project: A400 – eng. Francisco Bernardo
Hydraulic and Acoustic: Project A400 – eng. Francisco Bernardo;
Electricity, Telecommunications and Security gpic – eng. Fernando Aires
Gas and HVAC project: get – eng. Raul Bessa
Period: 2008-2015
Topography: António Carlos Ferreira

Trofa residence in Porto

Photography: João Morgado

M & M’s House in Trofa images / information received 120717

Location: Trofa, Portugal, southwestern Europe

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