Bright white shutters concertina across the glazed facade of this Porto property created and occupied by local architects Cláudia Monteiro and Vitor Oliveira.
Cláudia Monteiro and Vitor Oliveira slotted their 3-storey townhouse – named Property in Lindo Vale after its spot – into a five-metre-wide plot between two older houses in the Portuguese city.
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The house’s most prominent function is an assortment of white shutters that can be utilized to display the glazed facade. These can be pulled across diverse sections of the frontage to supply occupants with varying amounts of privacy from the hectic street.
Mesh panels joined with hinges fold across the ground floor of the developing to secure a garage area, even though light is regulated in the glazed upper storeys by extended wooden shutters – 1 positioned at ground degree and an additional at ceiling height.
“This is not a property created in the periphery of the city, but a home erected in the central spot,” said the architects, “an spot with an intense urban existence, in a prolonged and narrow plot that raises a number of spatial constraints.”
Open-program rooms are organized three-deep across the width of the developing, with two spaces on every single floor set towards the glazed facades, and a third a lot more-enclosed spaces in the core of the residence.
Rooms are sparsely decorated, with walls, ceilings and wooden doors painted white, while floors are covered in beige vinyl.
“This simplicity is also underlined by the use of a limited variety of supplies in all rooms,” said the architects.
A door set into the back wall of the garage opens into a book-lined entrance hall. To one particular side of the hall, a staircase with open risers ascends via a glazed properly.
A bathroom occupies the centre of this floor, while a residence office at the back of the space has large glazed doors that open onto a patio and lawn. A small laundry space is positioned at the bottom of the backyard.
Combined with the open-prepare layout, the glazed stairwell allows natural light to filter through the spaces.
It prospects up to an open-prepare lounge, dining area and kitchen on the 1st floor, and to the 2nd floor, in which two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms are separated by a small roof terrace.
Photography is by José Campos.
Architecture: Ana Cláudia Monteiro and Vítor Oliveira
Engineers: António Oliveira and Américo Monteiro
Site prepare Floor strategies Segment Dezeen