100 planos architecture: jorge guedes' house
100 planos architecture: jorge guedes' house 100 planos architecture: jorge guedes' house
dec 28, 2010

100 planos architecture: jorge guedes' house

jorge guedes’ house by 100 planos architecture all images courtesy 100 planos architecture

100 planos architecture has designed the ‘jorge guedes’ house in póvoa de varzim, portugal.

located on top of a valley, jorge guedes’s house appears as a large window hovering over the landscape. the building rises to the principles of aggregation volumetric patents in vernacular architecture of the region.

the project is composed of three bodies overlooking the surrounding environment. the overall structure of the form is in a ‘Y’ form. the intersecting arms both act as the entry and distribution points, separating the public of the private areas.

the spaces that are not facing the valley – the bathroom, laundry and kitchen – are fitted with a small orange patio that allows them to have direct sunlight without creating imbalances in elevation.

the view from the top of the landscape

the structure appears like a large window hovering over the landscape

a view from the interior to the exterior

intersecting spaces

entry way

kitchen area


model of jorge guedes’ house

site plan


  • That kitchen is terrible.
    quality of interior spaces as well

    SdV says:
  • excelente trabalho

    Acácio Viegas says:
  • I think it suffers from a poor presentation

    dbkii says:
  • photography is very bad indeed, what a shame

    Diogo says:
  • OK, but outside of the images that are lacking, i quite like the idea of having a house in that shape.

    jess says:
  • The presentation is extremely poor, design boom should have more extrict requirements…afterall we are all designers and presentation is IMPORTANT!

    LGF says:
  • I think the design is excellent. As for presentation – it does detail the house. LGF I’d like to see your work.

    Bradley says:
  • personally, I like it for simple life. real life is more important than presentation on photo. cheer up!

    sung says:
  • what a poor job, this architect always make houses in an Y shape… and this one seems to be the worst of all them.

    Marco Alves says:
  • I find this house a very pleasing design
    and well suited to the site. Other than more
    windows and perhaps an interior courtyard I
    think it presents a real living space which
    would be suitable to any type of graded site.

    moviehouse inc/jimmy says:

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