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This new building is located in the city of Porto, Portugal, in a residential area near the city center. The construction stands out for its contemporary forms, whose distinct composition results from the morphology of the plot, allowing the exploration of voids and infill shapes that create divisions between balconies. To ensure harmony with the surroundings and balance its distinctive design, the building's materials and colors were chosen for their simplicity and sobriety, aiming to divert the observer's attention to the formal dynamics created by its shape. At night, these shapes are enhanced by carefully studied lighting that precisely reinforces the irregularities characterizing the facade.

Divided into six floors, this building comprises seventeen apartments ranging from T2 to T3 typologies, with west or east-west orientation.

These apartments are characterized by their spacious areas designed for the long-term habitation of small families. All units have private balconies. The distribution of the apartments is carried out through a central block designed to maximize the interior space of the apartments, ensuring that circulation areas are functional and minimized. In the basement, there is a private parking lot with 21 parking spaces. Although this space is located below the building, it is open to the courtyard, allowing for constant ventilation and connection of the volume with the outdoor area.

The courtyard is characterized by its steep topography, transformed into a set of levels that, although being a common area, allows for a more private use of its various outdoor spaces by the building's residents. It mainly consists of green areas with surrounding vegetation.


Porto, Portugal    2023

Architecture/Coordination - Adriana Floret
Architecture Team - Renato Costa, Maria d’Orey, João Mimoso
Engineering - R5 Consulting Engineers
Construction - Tecnibuild

Photography - Ivo Tavares