We were commissioned to design a modern one-floor villa on a plot near the sea in the parish of Madalena, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal . Our strategy was based on an implantation that allowed us to take birth from the sea views and at the same time guarantee the necessary privacy in relation to who is in the street. The house is born in the shape of a patio with swimming pool embraced by an “L” building that opens with glazing to the horizon. The garage appears as a recessed volume that connects with the house through a flap that guarantees a comfortable and neat connection. The minimalist finishes in “open space” and the light colors of the interiors give a cozy atmosphere that allows you to enjoy the views in comfort. For the architects of Utopia the functionality is everything, that is, it is important thermal comfort, energy efficiency, sustainability, low maintenance and simple routes. But the functionality is also enable you to enjoy a sunset over the sea or enjoy the sea air on a summer morning.
February 15, 2018