joão marques franco prioritizes outside residing and forging a connection to nature with the design of ‘treetop space’ in northern portugal. hid through hovering timber and dense plants, the minimalist residing is designed across the premise that, in the sort of particular position, structure shouldn’t ever compete or hinder the character round it.
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the treetop space used to be designed for graça pires and emanuel pio, a painter and artwork historical past instructor respectively. joão marques franco attributes the homeowners as being instrumental to the challenge: ‘with their spirit and such a great position, all we attempted to do used to be to make the home get out of the best way,’ says the architect.
the single-story residing occupies a sloping web page in ponte da barca and is situated as just about the century-old oak and chestnut timber as imaginable with out touching them. the home is accessed from the highest of the slope and, because of the pointy incline, the citizens’ eye degree meets the treetops, giving the challenge its title.
this system is organized round an oblong and open ground plan. to connect to the encompassing nature, joão marques franco limits the usage of cast partitions and as an alternative inserts as a lot transparency as imaginable, permitting the herbal panorama to invade the home. concrete columns supply structural balance whilst massive panels of glass wrap across the elevations. when those panels are open, the interiors lengthen and mix outwards to a beneficiant wrap-around balcony.
the interiors are open and fluid, with huge devices of furnishings helping delimit purposes. within the heart of the ground plan, a bathroom and toilet are enclosed through cast partitions.