A building in Doze Casas by murmuro

13/11/2017
A building in Doze Casas by murmuro
[Braga] Portugal
metalocus, PABLO SEBASTIÁN
Doze Casas by murmuro. Photograph © Pedro Pacheco
Initialy the proyect was a building nine individual houses of considerable large dimensions turned, due to some circumstances, into twelve smaller scale houses, more affordable and, therefore, accessible to younger clients.
The project designed by murmuro is a twelve individual housing building. Parallel walls run across the length of the plot dividing and defining each house as well as supporting the upper floor single monolithic volume.

The first floor encloses the more private areas of the house, three bedrooms, one courtyard that allows the southern and western light to flow throughout the open stairway acting also as a ventilation system during summer time. This outter space is essential for the optimization of the climatic behaviour of the house.
 

Description of project by murmuro

The project is located in Gualtar, a peripheral area of the city of Braga, north of Portugal, that is under a process of transformation of a rural to a periurban context, with no relevant urban references.

At first the developer intended at building nine individual houses of considerable large dimensions. Howeve...read more

Dates
2009 – 2015
Area
3,200 m²
Client
Flexible Loop S.A.
Team
João Caldas, Rita Breda, Nuno Vasconcelo
s, Tiago Araújo (architecture); TDP Engenharia (engeneering)

murmuro

murmuro is an architecture practice based in Porto, founded by João Caldas and Rita Breda. They are a highly dedicated team that thrives on collaboration. Their multidisciplinary work process is not a mean to reach a fast consensus but rather an opportunity for dialo...read more