- Architects: fala atelier
- Location: Porto, Portugal
- Staff: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Rute Peixoto, Lera Samovich, Paulo Sousa
- Mission Yr: 2017
- Pictures: Ricardo Loureiro
- Panorama Architect: João Magalhães
- Contractor: Engilaco lda
- Shopper: Domingo Discreto lda
Textual content description equipped by means of the architects. A bourgeois 19th-century single-family area used to be to be divided into a chain of an identical studio residences: 4 residing areas, some circulate spaces, and a personal yard. The venture occurs inside of a given device of constraints, aiming at an surprising complexity, discovering a undeniable passion inside of an overly banal set of methods.
Unorthodox on a regular basis areas are constructed in line with a obviously outlined syntax and grammar. The 4 residing rooms are other from each and every different whilst sharing the similar language, the similar set of figures. An outlined choice of parts – morphemes – inside of which the venture operates: the stepped wall, the curve, two doorways (one purple and one inexperienced), the striped floor of the ground. The residing house turns into a gallery house.
The entrance facade is nearly unchanged. The shabby tiles are changed by means of polished inexperienced marble contrasting with the roughness of the prevailing granite frames. A circle of white marble is added to steadiness the composition.
The again facade is rebuilt. It turns into taller to check the neighbor’s scale, like a masks or a temple, with two sq. home windows framing inner eventualities. The polished facade has a daring development of vertical stripes assembled with white, inexperienced and black marble, making a wealthy, but flat, floor.
The doorway door is hidden inside the development and a brass circle ends the piece. The development disguises the dimensions of the construction and its program whilst being unnecessarily proud and exuberant. The again facade turns into a portray for neighbors to take a look at, the principle facade for personal use.