L286 – 12 Row Houses / Nuno Graca Moura

L286 - 12 row houses / nuno graca moura

The client required a construction of 12 vacation houses of 110sqm each. It has been done simultaneously with another one nearby and it has mainly the same program and follows the same basic principles.

The houses are disposed in a row, close to the street by a simple wall with the entrances and opened to the landscape to the south. The houses are oriented to the North (bedrooms) and to the South (living-room and kitchen). Private courtyards extend the inner spaces.

L286 - 12 row houses / nuno graca moura
L286 - 12 row houses / nuno graca moura

They are covered with plants, as it is often the case in the vernacular Portuguese and mediterranean architecture. Irregularly placed concrete walls partially close the southern patios that face the landscape area and ensure greater privacy.

L286 - 12 row houses / nuno graca moura
L286 - 12 row houses / nuno graca moura

Handcrafted materials that are mainly used in traditional Portuguese architecture are mixed together with modern materials such as aluminum window frames. The communal pool is a second volume. It is walled to ensure privacy and better fit in the landscape.

Project Details:
Location: Obidos, Portugal
Type: Housing
Architects: Nuno Graca Mourawww.nunogracamoura.com
Design Team: Luísa Rosas, Cátia Bernardo, Rita Machado, Carlos Albuquerque Castro, Pedro Gonçalves
Photographs: Nuno Graça Moura

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Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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