Home in Rua Direita de Francos / WeStudio + MADE Workplace
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Rua Direita de Francos home responds to a household´s request to design a one-level house in a 341m2 plot within the middle of Porto.
The proposal modified the orientation of the present home, turning the brand new areas in direction of an inside backyard. The backyard is framed by the “L” formed configuration, with the bedrooms going through East, and the Residing areas going through South. The one-floor association with a gable roof allowed alternatives to discover versatile areas resembling mezzanines connected to the primary rooms however at the next degree. These can be utilized to check or play. The relationships between areas, sizes, and dimensions had been co-designed in dialog with the household.
The challenge seeks to finish the present previous partitions going through the road, overlapping a single new quantity. The overlay highlights the totally different interventions via a relentless top distinction. The brick cladding explores this concept by the sample variation on the surfaces. This theme was additionally used for the inside areas as a separation between the primary rooms and the secondary mezzanine ranges.
The sunshine openings had been designed considering the kind of area and its orientation. All areas in the home have pure mild: the loos and circulation areas are lit by mild tunnels or skylights that serve multiple area; the social areas are lit by home windows and a second mild inlet to the west. The sunshine is an sudden play to the rooms with variations all through the day.