Project Description

Alfena Residence

Single Family Home in Valongo, Portugal

The Patio House.

The house finds its setting in a gently sloped terrain, embedded in an almost immaculate natural environment with dense vegetation.

The patio becomes the central and generating element of the whole spatial organization. The landscape, like the patio, has a main role in space disposal, particularly in the views from the inside of the house. So, by walking through the interior of the house the landscape assumes a major role in the composition of the spaces.

Project Year: 2012
Location: Valongo, Portugal
Client: Rui Sousa & Sofia Novais
Status: Completed

Design: ERS Design

Unlike the common areas of the house, that connect with the exterior landscape, the rooms enjoy the privacy of the courtyard and the interior garden. In the underground floor, there is an office/library, a guest room and a multipurpose space for recreational use.

The house has a simple and functional design, that engages with the landscape to create spaces that are intimate but deeply connected to the exterior.

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