APR Housing (Concept)

Winner – Leça do Balio II House by Raulino Silva Architect

Global Future Design Awards 2019
First Award
Category: Housing (Concept)
Firm: Raulino Silva Architect
Architect: Raulino Silva
Team: Raulino Silva, João Mendes, Daniela Amorim, Isopescu Laurentiu
Country: Portugal

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Leça do Balio II House is located in a plot of about 2400 sqm, in the Chantre allotment – well structured and with several similar houses – near the entrance of the city of Maia for those arriving from the South by Via Norte main road.

The project occupies all the area permited by the allotment regulation, with 250 sqm per floor. The house multiplies in three different floors, one of them being the basement illuminated by several patios. Most of the spaces are facing South opening onto the terrace that ends in the pool where the water flows over the edge.

In the basement we have the garage, the cinema, the laundry and a suite for the guests. In the grounfloor there is the living room, the kitchen and the office. In the upper floor we have four suites, all of them with a closet and a private bathroom. Beyond the staircase the horizontal communication between the different floors is made by an elevator.