House in Restelo is a house developed by Leonor Duarte Ferreira & pmc arquitectos.
The project was completed in 2011 and is positioned in Restelo, Portugal.
Property in Restelo by Leonor Duarte Ferreira & pmc arquitectos:
“Architects: The site, with an almost rectangular shape, has 914.2 m2 (9,840 ft2) and is inserted into a residential neighborhood in Lisbon. Topographically the internet site is characterized by a drop of about 2 m (6.5 ft), with the longest axis, oriented east / west, with the highest point on the side of the access road.
The way the residence is implanted on the ground arises on one particular hand from the regulatory implementation of polygons, and on the other hand from the intention of producing a garden with a south facing pool, sheltered by the volume of the property.
Thus, the unevenness of the terrain and its orientation determined and conditioned the way the residence develops. We sought is a sturdy interaction among the residence and the land, taking maximum benefit of solar orientation and existing topography.
The house is organized into 3 levels, 2 floors above ground and 1 underground.
Volumetrically, the property is developed in two volumes, a bigger one particular and a smaller sized one particular, forming an L-shape. The taller and more compressed volume is created along the east / west axis, and the decrease physique, only 1 story high, is laid out parallel to the street.
Each and every of these volumes is organized to provide a powerful inside / outside partnership by extending interior spaces to the outside by way of courtyards and balconies. These transitional spaces are also crucial to shield large glass surfaces from the sun. There is a robust hyperlink amongst the floors through double ceiling heights, such as in the lobby and the living room.
On the ground floor, the spaces are very interconnected. The hall is the most fluid space of the house, with a very distinct dynamic, created by the progressive distinction in levels and the difference in ceiling heights.
The living space has two distinct areas. A a lot more intimate location straight enjoys the fireplace, and another far more open area is connected to the garden by means of a big glazed surface facing south. Nevertheless facing the garden, the dining room and kitchen are in the lower volume of the property, facing west.
There is also a multipurpose room facing west that communicates with an exterior location, covered by a concrete pergola which provides an intriguing play of shadows to this space.
On the 1st floor are 4 bedrooms, all of them with person toilets. The master suite has a closet and a tiny private health club, open towards a mezzanine more than the living space.
In order to make the circulation between rooms on this floor more intriguing, we provide zenith lighting via skylights arranged according to a pattern of the wall panel that integrates the bedroom doors. Access to the master bedroom is by means of a catwalk that crosses the double height of the living area.
All the bedrooms are facing south and west, and the massive windows are protected by operable horizontal shutters that can be opened. These shutters are repeated on the opaque north facade, looking for to create a single language for this floor.
In the basement, in addition to spacious garage, constructing facilities and storage area, there is a game area / cinema, a music area, a bedroom and 2 toilets, 1 of them serving the pool.”
- First Level
- Second Level
Photographs by: FG + SG