fala atelier uses curving wall to separate public and private in this white house in porto
 

fala atelier uses curving wall to separate public and private in this white house in porto

portuguese fala atelier reveals its latest project — a modern home in porto filled with elements typical for the studio. the precise white house features one little glitch meant to be made — a curved wall which reflects the architects’ aesthetics. born from the bare structure of an existing abandoned construction, the place overviews a picturesque garden through its wide floor-to-ceiling windows.

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all photos by ricardo loureiro

 

 

the main space of the building is carefully planted by furniture, while the curved wall displays four deep-blue doors leading to a small lobby, bedroom, bathroom, and attic. a very common element in fala’s projects — a circular opening — is placed right under the gently sloped roof.

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the entrance to the lot is, again, marked by color — the minimalistic blue gate is accompanied by a slim salmon-pink painted door. the somewhat sculptural structure is covered with corrugated aluminum sheets reflecting the natural hues of the blue sky.

fala atelier house with a curved wall designboom

fala atelier house with a curved wall designboom

fala atelier house with a curved wall designboom

fala atelier house with a curved wall designboom

fala atelier house with a curved wall designboom    

project info:

 

name: house with a curved wall

location: porto, portugal

design period: september – december 2016

construction period: april – november 2017

client: private commission

project team: filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares, ahmed belkhodja, julia andreychenko, rute peixoto, lera samovich, elisa sassi, paulo sousa

landscape architect: joão magalhães

contractor: maxrenova lda

photography: ricardo loureiro

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