House ALM

House ALM

Architect
Estudio ODS Arquitectura
Location
Goldra, Loulé, Portugal | View Map
Project Year
2014
Category
Private Houses
Ricardo Santos

House ALM

Estudio ODS Arquitectura as Architects

In an consolidated urban context of Tavira inner city a narrow Plot with peculiar limits holds a old house with two floors and a roof attic. Over time the plot has changed its limits and new constructions were had blocking the natural light and ventilation. The house is located between two streets; the main access is made in the north side and a secondary access is made by the south throw a especially narrow corridor.

photo_credit Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos

The depth of the plot suggest us a courtyard somewhere in the middle that allows natural light and ventilation to come inside the house. The courtyard works as the new center of the house in which an exterior three level promenade is initiated.

photo_credit Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos

The exterior stair works has a connection element of the three levels promenade; starting in the ground floor courtyard which offers light and ventilation to the living room and the kitchen; following to the next level terrace to a raised water tank; the last level terrace offers a unique cityscape view of Tavira and a roof attic.

photo_credit Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos

The program is separated by levels: ground floor holds the social areas; entrance room; living room; kitchen and wc; the first floor holds the private areas with the two bedrooms and a bathroom. The roof attic a extra space is offered with direct relation with the terrace.

photo_credit Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos

The  materials used seek for the simplicity found in Algarve's vernacular architecture; in the ground floor the hydraulic mosaics cover all the interior spaces; the first floor solid wood for private areas and outside areas a grey polished concrete covers all the areas. A red door spots the house in both elevations.

photo_credit Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos
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