House in Ílhavo

House in Ílhavo

Architect
M2.senos
Location
Rua das Cancelas, Ílhavo, Portugal | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Ivo Tavares Studio
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersMDF Italia
Sistemas/janelasSosoares S.A.
ClarabóiasVelux
Portadas exterioresBanema
Sistemas sanitáriosGeberit
Instalação janelasRocae

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Clarabóias
by Velux
Portadas exteriores
by Banema
Sistemas sanitários
by Geberit
Instalação janelas
by Rocae

House in Ílhavo

M2.senos as Architects

All around you can still feel the old farm fields, but this is still a very urban house.

The owners inherited the land from their grandparents and decided to build this house on it. A ground floor (or predominantly ground floor) house that accomplishes the family’s desires.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

The parcel, with little depth, extends slowly along the street, almost disappearing around the curve.

The exercise was to accommodate the demanding deployment area, avoiding the proximity of the street and the neighbors. This imposed presence is not always easy to manage, without giving up the outdoor spaces.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

And so, the house leans against the neighboring gable to the west and develops to the east side, with a regular shape, occupying the land within the legal maximum. The regular shape of the house dematerializes following the closing of the land, progressively retreating over the street, to the annexed volume (almost an endpoint), which gives it a dynamism, accentuated by the option of two floors in the central area.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

To counterbalance the proximity to the street and neighbors, all the interior spaces move away from the façade, in order to create more intimate, protected “patios”, which translate into an ambiguous relationship in the exterior-interior dichotomy, reinforced by the existence of the shutters. In this way, sectioned ecosystems are created that erase any memory of life outside.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

Here, landscape architecture plays a fundamental role in creating natural, visually idyllic spaces, with native and sustainable trees and shrubs, which protect, provide shade, even scents, or simply gives an aromatic herb to improve the flavors of food at mealtimes.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

The inner organization is quite rational. In the back is located the garage, with transversal communication and which allows interior access through a first section dedicated to the services (laundry and technical area). The entrance is at the center of the house, protected from the street by the extension of the walls. The private area of ​​the rooms has total autonomy from social spaces. The living room and kitchen are related to each other, although being independent spaces with distinct relations with the exterior. On the upper floor, we find the complementary programs, the gym and the office, which extend to the balconies.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

The interiors are frugal and the concrete ceilings and aluminum frames stand out, but it is undoubtedly Riga wood that brings comfort and detail to everyday life.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

On the outside, natural materials are preferred, such as granite or wood in the shutters, but it is the huge concrete slabs and the finishing of all the facades in cream-colored bituminous paste that bring a visual balance, a sober presence on the street.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

Team:

Architecture Office: M2.senos

Main Architect: Ricardo Senos e Sofia Senos

Constructor: Licínio Martins Lourenço, Lda

Engineering: Eng. Amadeu Carvalho

Landscape: Arq. Paulo Palma

Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio

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Materials Used:

GEBERIT TÉCNOLOGIA SANITÁRIA, S.A - Sistemas sanitários
VELUX Portugal, Unipessoal Lda - Clarabóias
Banema - Portadas exteriores
Sosoares Caixilharias e Vidros S.A. - Sistemas / janelas
ROCAE, caixilharias em pvc e alumínio, Lda - Instalador de janelas
Samagaio & Capão, Lda. Serralharia Civil - Serralharias

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