Casas Nevogilde is a surprising two-story home positioned in Porto, Portugal, designed by OODA Structure.
Built-in right into a blended tissue, with present and ancestral routes of rural nature, developed across the Church of S. Miguel de Nevogilde, the venture placement exposes this duality between spontaneity, in the principle and frontal elevation, and rationality, within the regularization of the rear finish. Designed for 2 indifferent single-family homes, the group and basic modelling emerge from the confining voids, restricted by the plot, with clearly distinct environments. The twinning is usually symmetrical however the compositional and distributive mirror resurfaces individually with the central vertical entry that aggregates the bathrooms and separates the 4 bedrooms, two by two. The higher plans are replicated however in a recessed approach creating interstices between exterior and inside, for shading and cooling, that get generated between the fixation of the higher plan and the releasement of the decrease one.
Horizontality dominates with vertically textured partitions — synthetic and chilly in social and pure and heat makes use of in particular person areas — with bounces of unity and continuity on the outside flooring. The horizontal belts broaden the inside areas in communication with the outside, with patios which are a seamless extension of social areas. The general public picture is assumed as closed in direction of the road however proves to be communicative to the yard, shared and arranged with a swimming pool, and, superiorly, assumes an intramural intimacy and diaphaneity. From the tangent to the higher and decrease circumferences, with distinct arches, the inherited and sinuous city perspective is retained and underlined.
“Chilly supplies in frequent areas and hotter in intimate ones. Openness on the bottom ground and privateness on the higher ground.”
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– by Matt Watts