alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house
 
alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house
feb 04, 2012

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house

‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

portuguese studio alfredo resende arquitectos has recently completed ‘kiko house’, an update to a dwelling within the vilarinha neighborhood of porto, portugal. flanked by structures constructed 60 years ago, the residence is bordered by two avenues within a quiet area. initially limited by the buildings conception as a state-funded project, the minimal volume’s character was maintained to integrate into the established surroundings placed within an orthogonal grid.

inside, the ground floor rooms were opened to each other, removing walls to welcome the daylight into a singular space. a folding screen may be pulled across the edge of the kitchen to add a sense of separation as it is needed.

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house ‘kiko house’ by alfredo resende arquitectos, porto, portugal image © luis ferreira alves

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house floor plan / level 0

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house floor plan / level 1

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house roof plan

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house section

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house section

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house section

alfredo resende arquitectos: kiko house elevation

project info:

architects: alfredo resende arquitectos location: porto, portugal year: 2011 area: 100 m2 photographs: luis ferreira alves

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