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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

JD House in Matosinhos, Portugal by Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

 
November 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

The long and narrow land faces the street to the East and has a slight slope on the West side.

The main access to the villa is made from the eastern street, opened within the subdivision. The access to the garage and the villa’s entrance is located at the further northern point of the street.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

  • Architect: Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa
  • Project: JD House
  • Architects: José António Lopes da Costa, Tiago Meireles
  • Location: Leça do Balio – Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Photography: Manuel Aguiar
  • Co-workers: Joana Jorge
  • Engineering: VELNOR
  • Project Date: 2008-2009
  • Building Date: 2011-2013

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

The shape of the land conditioned the proposal making it also long and narrow.The house emerges with two overlapping structures displaced horizontally.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

The lower structure, more transparent, especially to the West, supports the higher dimmer structure, coated with dark panels.
The upper floor recedes and swings over the courtyard to the West, creating some volumetric animation and providing a large sheltered living area to the West.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

The villa emerges quite closed to the street, defined by a granite base which extends itself to the wall, and a horizontal glaze punctuated by the sunshade.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

The house also opens to the South in a more private area, close to the ground floor rooms.The distribution of the house is made by corridors on both floors, situated in the East, parallel to the street.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

On the ground floor, and further north, are located the entrance hall, the garage, the kitchen, the laundry and the toilet. The living room and the dining room open to the West enjoying the outdoors. Facing South there is a more autonomous nucleus consisting of two bedrooms and a bathroom, accessible to disabled people. By the way it was designed, the house allows an autonomous use of the entire ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

On the first floor we find the two suites, one on the northern top (which opens towards East over a balcony and West to the garden) and the master suite that opens over a terrace to the South. Between the two suites there are the two offices, which have a balcony to the West.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

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