Casa Rio, Gondomar Real Estate, Portuguese Rural Modern Home, Residential Architecture Photos

Casa Rio in Gondomar

5 Jan 2021

Design: Paulo Merlini Architects

Location: Gondomar, Portugal

Casa Rio Gondomar

Photos by Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Rio

The Casa Rio project results from the remodeling of an old farmhouse located in a yet very rural city. By disassembling the poor materials of the old facade we discovered that the house was actually made up of three small houses built according to the needs of the former owner.

Casa Rio Gondomar

Casa Rio Gondomar

This was the key premise for the creation of our project, maintaining the structure of the original volumes and assume their original shape uncovered, unifying them through a slab perforated by a central patio that fills with light the entire social area, located on the ground floor.

Casa Rio Gondomar

Casa Rio Gondomar

A garden roof finish on this central slab offers a new intimate garden to all rooms and private areas of the house.

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In terms of materiality, our intention was to create a strong contrast between the two floors.

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On the ground floor a rougher materiality, denouncing the tectonic of the construction, transmitting the sensation of living inside a granite excavated mass, with a very strong relation with the exterior space.

Casa Rio Gondomar

Casa Rio Gondomar

And in the upper floor, the geometry of the three original houses is denounced throw their materialization as pure white volumes, flooded with light.

Casa Rio Gondomar

On this floor, the high right feet, the wooden shutters, the white and the wooden floors recreate the feeling of a typical Portuguese country house.

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Casa Rio in Gondomar, Porto – Building Information

Architecture Firm: Paulo Merlini Architects

Main Architect: Paulo Merlini / André Santos Silva

Location: Gondomar, Portugal
Year of completion of the work. Year of conclusion: 2020
Total built area (m2). Total area: 350 sqm

Portugal home design by Paulo Merlini Architects

Portugal property design by Paulo Merlini Architects

Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Rio in Gondomar images / information received 040121 from Paulo Merlini Architects

Location: Gondomar, Portugal

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