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AUZprojekt: dr. reginaldo spenciere house
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feb 06, 2013
AUZprojekt: dr. reginaldo spenciere house


‘dr. reginaldo spenciere house’ by AUZprojekt, vila do conde, portugal
image © AUZprojekt
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the ‘dr. reginaldo spenciere house’ by portuguese firm AUZprojekt is built for an immigrant doctor, near the atlantic coast where random fragmented
treasures from the ocean are constantly washed up on shore as they are being ground down into sand. a stone masonry wall pays homage to this ancient
natural cycle, uniting all floors of the house, framed in a folding concrete shell forming the archetypal symbol for a house with a curious interplay of
exposure and concealment. the kitchen and social areas are located on the top level to enjoy the ocean-views, topped only by a bunk bed located in the
attic that is further disconnected from the lower program. these anchor functions free the remainder of the home for flexible use only limited by the
owner’s imagination. a patchwork of retractable wooden screens oriented perpendicularly to one another cover the apertures that break the continuous
concrete envelope. elevation lines are extruded from the neighboring dwellings maintaining an appropriate urban scale, allowing floor heights to dictate
those of the residence while the balconies break free from the grid and behave all their own.

 

 


view from the shore
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


wrapping concrete shell
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


textured wooden screens cover the openings
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


living room on the top floor
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


wooden lofted space as the bedroom in the attic
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


retractable walls separate spaces
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


wooden steps cantilever from the stone wall
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


(left) bedroom area
(right) view from bedroom
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


view of the ocean from the social spaces
image © AUZprojekt

 

 


image © AUZprojekt

 

 


terrace at night
image © AUZprojekt

 

 

 



location

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 


floor plan / level -1

 

 

project info:

 

 

dates: 2006-2010
location: Labruge, Vila do Conde, Portugal
client: Dr. Reginaldo Spenciere
architecture: AUZprojekt – Jorge Lapa, José Mário Macedo, Pedro Santos
structural engineering: Inforpóvoa, Lda – Manuel Rui Santos
plumbing engineering: Inforpóvoa, Lda – Manuel Rui Santos
electrical engineering: Francisco Baptista
domotics: Franklim Morais
landscape architecture: Cirurgias Urbanas
surface area: 242 m²

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