AveledaŽs House is a villa designed to accommodate the light as a source of inner experience of housing. The basic idea of the project, parts from the concept of being located near by the old Roman city of Bracara Augustae , where the ancient Roman houses, the Domus, were built around an internal square. Hence all the subtlety of the house is achieved with a careful distribution. In other hand, it was search-able to provide all 6 senses of life.
Project: Aveleda’s House
Architect: Manuel Ribeiro – http://www.manuelribeiroarchitect.com/
Location: Braga, Portugal
Photography: Ivo Tavares – http://www.ivotavares.net/
The main body which houses the social functions of the house is situated at the same elevation of the square, assuming the sloping ground with the Hall higher, comparatively to the social part and creating a view of all from this; the social area involves open spaces, living and dining room without doors to the kitchen, and bathroom service is disguised within.
Down below the architect created a space for a gym and an office, supplied by the natural slope of the terrain. The private area with 4 bedrooms (1 suite and 3 rooms) and a large bathroom facility support is at the elevation of the entrance hall, raised highly in comparison of the external square, without losing the visual field. The suite room as also a closet, and a large bathroom, where’s a division between the uses (bath, sanitary and sinks).
[Via - Contemporist.com]