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House in Lamego, Portugal by António Ildefonso Architect

The Portugal-based architecture firm António Ildefonso Architect has designed "House in Lamego" a single-family home that is located in Lamego, Portugal.

Project description by the architects:

The plot is a 70mx40m rectangle with a difference of 5m between high and low elevation. Starting at the low elevation, an existing path to the east gives access to a contiguous house to the north which was the reference to the chosen site. It was decided to build the house against the driveway, the volume is adjusted until it slightly turns its back on anyone who arrives, and the house also manages to carefully protect the view of the surrounding landscape, in this position. It is in this game of hide and seek that the surprise increases, we start wanting to climb, to understand, to arrive, to enter, to discover.

House in Lamego, Portugal by António Ildefonso Architectimage © Ivo Tavares studio

On the back of the house only the main entrance with a small porch that receives those who arrive stands out and even before entering we are completely prevented from seeing the surroundings.

a white minimalist house image © Ivo Tavares studio

If we were to fly over the house we would realize it is an open "V" facing the landscape and the sun is to the south, which fits into the land without changing it and thus enhances the natural slope of the land to solve the access to the basement, the low elevation, where the garage is located, as well as the main access to the house, the high elevation, and we would also realize that, essentially, the house meets around the terrace and that the terrace is the house or that the house also has a terrace.

the top view of the house image © Ivo Tavares studio

If we wish we can say: for the house to be a living machine, on the terrace there is the barbecue next to the porch in the vicinity of the kitchen to be adequate. Or we may also say: for the house to be beautiful, on the terrace there is also a bench to protect the whole higher outside area pleasantly.

man walking in terrace image © Ivo Tavares studio

When we look outside from inside facing the terrace, we feel that we have arrived, we feel that we have understood and then we can expand, we can understand, we want to stay and to be there.

garage plan

On the lower floor the garage and support spaces are sorted. The staircase is very simple and connects right to the entrance of the kitchen.

Ground floor plan

roof plan

On the upper floor of the house, the different living spaces are accommodated symmetrically starting from the living room. They are all facing the terrace. They are all open to the sun, to the porch, to the terrace and to the landscape.

man in back sitting in front of the house image © Ivo Tavares studio

man with his hand in pocket in front of the house image © Ivo Tavares studio

man with black t-shirt and jeans walking in front of a White House image © Ivo Tavares studio

house surround with pine trees image © Ivo Tavares studio

house in the nature image © Ivo Tavares studio

House in Lamego, Portugal by António Ildefonso Architectimage © Ivo Tavares studio

terrace with large windows image © Ivo Tavares studio

large glass windows image © Ivo Tavares studio

landscape view with trees image © Ivo Tavares studio

house with white stucco image © Ivo Tavares studio

red car parked in garage image © Ivo Tavares studio

house on the hillimage © Ivo Tavares studio

terrace with green plants image © Ivo Tavares studio

plants growing in concrete vase image © Ivo Tavares studio

man in black walking image © Ivo Tavares studio

pine trees image © Ivo Tavares studio

house on a hill image © Ivo Tavares studio

empty room with large windows image © Ivo Tavares studio

man standing in empty room image © Ivo Tavares studio

love chair image © Ivo Tavares studio

relax chair image © Ivo Tavares studio

House in Lamego, Portugal by António Ildefonso Architectimage © Ivo Tavares studio

corridor with white walls image © Ivo Tavares studio

kitchen with glass door image © Ivo Tavares studio

wooden staircase image © Ivo Tavares studio

indoor patio let the sun lights enter the room through large slide windows image © Ivo Tavares studio

man sitting on the roof image © Ivo Tavares studio

rad car parked in the garage image © Ivo Tavares studio

small window image © Ivo Tavares studio

the house entrance door image © Ivo Tavares studio

entrance door with illumination image © Ivo Tavares studio

House in Lamego, Portugal by António Ildefonso Architectimage © Ivo Tavares studio

man standing behind windows image © Ivo Tavares studio

big windows image © Ivo Tavares studio

house with illumination at night image © Ivo Tavares studio

terrace with illumination at night image © Ivo Tavares studio

House in Lamego, Portugal by António Ildefonso Architectimage © Ivo Tavares studio

House in Lamego, Portugal by António Ildefonso Architectimage © Ivo Tavares studio

architectural section drawing

architectural section drawing

architectural elevation drawing

architectural elevation drawing

Project name: House in Lamego

Architect: António Ildefonso Architect

Architect in charge: António Ildefonso

Location: Lamego, Portugal

Built area: 574 m² 

Year: 2019

Photographer: Ivo Tavares studio

Structure: Bruno Mendes Engenharia de Estruturas

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