stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto
 

stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto

fala atelier‘s latest project packs some of the studio’s trademark spatial elements, such as stripes, curved surfaces, and pops of color, into ‘house in fontaínhas’, a private residence in porto. the project’s ground floor is conceived as a single, uninterrupted, volatile space defined by a free curved wall and only one corner. its two continuous white surfaces open up to a vivid garden, where the home’s back façade takes center stage. the façade comprises the completely open ground level, a single window on the first floor which frames the neighborhood’s dense context, and the striped concrete cornice on the top part of the building. a blue circle, aligned with a non-structural pink column, completes the exterior composition.stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, portoall images by ricardo loureiro

 

 

fala atelier has designed the ground level of ‘house in fontaínhas’ as a volatile, open plan space, characterized by two continuous white surfaces. conversely, a sequence of irregular spaces makes up the first floor, which is a composition of intricate rooms and rhythmic collisions of different geometries. the complexity is introduced to accommodate all the necessary programs, adapting to the narrow perimeter of the site. a set of equally distanced wooden beams supporting the roof causes inconvenient intersections.stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto

 

 

the project’s materiality holds the house together despite the opposing spatial orders of its different levels. continuous white walls are complemented by striped wooden floors, and light blue ceilings. flat blue doors, touches of marble, subtle patterns, and pops of pink complete the composition.stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, portostripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, portofala atelier stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, portostripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto stripes and curved surfaces make fala atelier's house in fontaínhas, porto

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: house in fontaínhas

architect: fala atelier

location: porto, portugal

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

landscape architect: pomo

surface area: 255 m2

client: private

contractor: civiflanco lda

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