caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal
 

caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal

caiano . morgado arquitectos has designed residential project ‘general torres 416’, located in the historic centre of vila nova de gaia, in the southern shore of oporto, portugal. situated among centuries-old port wine cellars with distinct red clay roofing, the dwelling spreads over the area, covering a small piece of land and two existing homes.

caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal

street view
all images by okdraw & caiano . morgado arquitectos

 

 

the project by caiano . morgado arquitectos is bound by strict council regulations, which determine that new buildings must have traditional roofs in clay tile or in a similar material. the practice’s approach takes inspiration by the timeless quality and materiality of the local port wine cellars. the design -borne out of their simple lines- matches their shape and colour. 

caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal
west view 

 

 

in order to achieve a simplistic design that follows the regional rules, the architects have used a contemporary material; concrete, but in a more traditional clay tone. in time, the colouring of both the roofing over the cellars and the new concrete will merge even closer together, generating a new and contemporary feel in the area, which still carries an evident historic character.

caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal
aerial view 

 

caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal
street view – detail

 

caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal
aerial view – detail

 

general torres 416 housing 6
existing condition

 

general torres 416 housing 7
roof plan

 

general torres 416 housing 8
ground floor plan

 

general torres 416 housing 9
south elevation

 

general torres 416 housing 10
north elevation

 

general torres 416 housing 11
cross section

 

general torres 416 housing 12
longitudinal section

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: general torres 416 housing project
designer: caiano . morgado arquitectos

 

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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