The single-family housing is located in Galegos de Santa Maria, Barcelos, a plot terrain with circa 4000 sqm. The building was implemented near of the corner of 1º Dezembro Street and Trás da Fonte Street, allowing the construction of another house on the remaining ground to the North.
The program is distributed over four independent volumes that are interconnected by a central patio. All over the patio’s perimeter is created a corridor allowing the access and the relation between the different spaces of the house. The corridor and the patio are only separated by window frame and two walls built with granite stone of the existing ruin.
The main entrance, on the North façade, arises between the garage volume and the living-room and kitchen volume. The garage, with a technical area and the service toilet, face North. The living-room volume extends to the outside through a wood deck flooring, facing West.
The other two volumes face South and East, the first one is composed by three rooms, two bathrooms and a dressing area, and the second one have the laundry, the playing room and the office.
The volume openings to the outside are protected with porch zones, allowing to extend the interior areas to the garden and to protect the window frame and the exterior shading elements of the winds, rain and solar rays.
The access to the house, with dark grey concrete flooring, was created on the North side of the terrain to leave the best solar exposure for the garden, where sown grass and black shale gravel with small bushes predominate, safeguarding the white ETICS system used on the façades.
On the east zone of the ground, a small annex was kept to create a porch area and garden support zone (automatic irrigation system and water catchment system).
Simplicity was used in the design of the house and its organization of the spaces but also to building, using typical materials of Portuguese construction. Inside, the surfaces of walls and ceilings with plasterboard painted in matte white are in harmony with the white lacquered MDF elements (doors and cabinets), the white krion washbasins and the white x-tone of the kitchen countertop, allowing to evidence the riga nova wood flooring, with hydraulic underfloor heating system.
Architect: Raulino Silva / https://raulinosilva.blogspot.com/
Photography: João Morgado / https://www.joaomorgado.com/
Project year: 2016 – 2017
Construction year: 2017 – 2019
Location: Galegos, Barcelos, Portugal
Raulino Silva was born in Vila do Conde (1981), he is married and he have two children.
Architect by the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, he is a member of the Portuguese Architects Order no. 15294, and he has had his own office in Vila do Conde since 2011, where he develops single-family housing, multifamily housing, equipment and commercial establishments.
He was a guest speaker at the conference “Architecture of the Present, Challenges for the Future” at Concreta 2019, in Porto, at the “Quality” debate, organized by The Plan Magazine in Venice, at the Memory Center Architecture Conferences in Vila do Conde, at Pecha Kucha Night Porto 3, in Palacete Pinto de Leite, and Pecha Kucha Night Lisboa 5 at the Electricity Museum – EDP Foundation.
He participated in the Bergamo Architecture Workshop organized by the Faculty of Architecture of Milan, the Perspective Europe Venice Forum 2017 and 2018 and Perspective Europe Rome in 2019. The projects have already been published in Memar (Azerbaijan), Lux Life and Build Magazine ( England), Visão, Notícias Magazine, Anteprojectos Magazine, Kodac, Mobiliário em Notícia, Arquitectura e Vida, Arquitectura e Construção (Portugal) and in the Uzina Books monographic book “Raulino Silva – Portuguese Architect”.
In 2019, Maia House is included in Archdaily Brasil Top 50 Best Houses, and Argivai House is included in the Best Residential Projects of 2019, in the Italian G & G Magazine. The Apartment In Vila do Conde was distinguished in Best Project 2018. In 2017, Touguinhó III House and Touguinha House was distinguished in Best Project 2017, of the Archilovers Architecture Portal.
The works already won the following awards: IF Design Awards 2019, International Residential Architecture Awards 2019, Gold Award at Muse Design Awards 2019, Build Architecture Awards 2019, Future Global Design Award 2019, World Architecture Design Awards 2019, Design and Build Awards 2019, Leading Designers Awards 2019, Architecture Masterprize 2018, International Architecture Awards 2018, UDAD Awards 2018, Iconic Awards 2017 and Baku International Architecture Award 2015.