Home 109 is a shocking two-story residence situated in Vagos, Portugal, designed in 2022 by Maria João Fradinho.
This single-family home is implanted on a land confronted with one of many longest arteries within the metropolis, which provides its title to the venture: the nationwide highway EN109.
Since it’s designed for residential use, the architectural piece is materialized in a uniform physique which, by its form and association, protects itself from the busy highway.
The villa has the principle facade perpendicular to the structure of the highway, contrasting the pre-existing actuality. Thus, the entrance facade turns into blind, with a inexperienced area of transition and safety being created between it and the highway, which permits higher privateness to the home space, that’s correctly protected against the EN109.
The home follows the continuity of the prevailing buildings, with the entrance facade aligned with the neighbor’s home, additionally making certain the relation with the heights of the already established buildings. On the similar time, simply as this entrance strikes again in relation to the promenade restrict, inexperienced area is created, as a safety for the ambient and noise air pollution brought on by the artery, that can dignify and make sure the obligatory traits for the meant use.
The second of entry by the north aspect is discreet however is well known by the nice contemplation of the south aspect as soon as inside. That is assured by the east-to-west home windows that embrace the southern facade of the constructing, which is oriented perpendicularly to the highway. Apart from, the architectural piece, admittedly horizontal, ensures a large personal yard in a position to meet the necessities which might be imposed from a inexperienced space for leisure. All compartments are turning to this vital backyard, ignoring all different potential areas which might be by no means as favorable when it comes to the pure gentle that they supply.
The inside area is learn as an open area, that opens to the skin by the massive glassed wall that extends to the contiguous entrance porch. This area, explicitly open and uniform, takes on the position of making certain the views of the inexperienced exterior, are already protected against the EN 109. It’s then ensured the sensation of 1 inside area, with common ceilings, the place the areas are at all times articulated in parallel to the porch.
The constructing, with its curved form, ensures sufficient safety from the wind on the porch whereas certifying a higher depth of the personal yard on the home axis.
All rooms look out over the backyard by the porch on the bottom flooring or a joint balcony on the highest flooring – parts that present a uniform façade and permit for the quantity to increase past its limits, at all times homogeneously.
This horizontal facade, simply because the plan units out, permits the higher physique of the home to rise and stand out, by the retreat of the bottom limits, composed of Corten colour partitions that, along with huge home windows, are distinguished from the unavoidable white physique of the higher a part of the constructing.
The straightforward and stable piece intends to place itself as a essential response to interventions in lands neighboring nationwide roads, offering the usage of free outer area, that any such land supposedly doesn’t permit.
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– by Matt Watts