Alto Mearim House / depA architects

first_imgPhotographs:  José CamposMEP:Armanda SantosCity:MatosinhosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. The small and preexisting house at Matosinhos belongs to a group of resembling buildings that perpetuate the city’s memory and identity. The elongate shape of the property contrasts with the short and narrow house ́s dimensions.Save this picture!© José CamposWhen we first visited it, the house was already uninhibited and its main building was extended towards the back yard through several and consecutive annexes with tiny and interior rooms without natural lighting or ventilation. In order to keep alive the memory that the households, we kept its main building although we created necessary changes to its organization.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© José CamposFrom the entrance, we set the main composition axis that crosses the house in its depth. The back yard’s new construction lies around two patios which keep all the social spaces in clear relationship with each other and with the exterior garden. Thereby, the green spaces directly participate in the building’s environment and are as well extended to the green roof above the meandering construction at the back yard. On the first floor are located the private spaces of the house. Even if they were placed on a separated floor, their access is a mezzanine floor pierced and in relation to the spaces on the lower floor and punctuated by openings that allow transversal views and accentuate the depth of the composition.Save this picture!© José CamposConstructively, were kept the existing techniques and materials of the main building and, at the same time, were assumed new concrete elements on the new extension. Despite this, there is a contamination of colors and materials between the pre-existing and the new, making the building a living organism. The concrete appears on the main facade owing to the necessary adjustments to create a garage entrance, however, it appears as a mimetic of the existent tectonic. The ocher color from the clay soil of the property migrates to the plaster of the surrounding walls and to the pigment of the cement floor all over the ground floor. The green color, initially only on the existing tiles on the main facade, was carried over to the new tiles but also to the back yard facades and to interior carpentries that cross all spaces.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions // 2021 CED Summer Programs in Architecture & Environmental DesignCall for SubmissionsMiG Prize 2021 – Call for SubmissionStudent Competitions Share Architects: depA Photographs Houses CopyAbout this officedepAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMatosinhosPortugalPublished on February 22, 2021Cite: “Alto Mearim House / depA architects” [Casa Alto Mearim / depA architects] 22 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Alto Mearim House / depA architectsSave this projectSaveAlto Mearim House / depA architectsSave this picture!© José Campos+ 20Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” Alto Mearim House / depA architectscenter_img Projects Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Matosinhos, Portugal ArchDailylast_img read more