The House of Four Houses creates an interstitial space

This holiday house by prod architecture & design for a family of four is located in the north of Portugal. It’s shape is defined by the same number of individual volumes. They have similar dimensions, but distinct orientations. Three of the volumes are orthogonally organized around a core, whilst a fourth rotates to match the direction of an existing neighbouring building. The proximity between the two constructions led to a desired dialogue. The modest dimensions of the existing building determined the scale of the house, while the vernacular identity influenced its layout. Each volume has a two slope roof. Besides emphasising its individuality it enabled to increase the plasticity of the composition. The combination of local granite for the basement, patinated pine boards on the walls and zinc on the roof grant a rich silver homogeneity combining different tones and textures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info and images courtesy of  João Morgado – Fotografia de arquitectura | Architectural Photography

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