EV House by Artspazios Arquitectos e Designers

Designed in 2019 by Artspazios Arquitectos e Designers, this two-story concrete residence is located in Viseu, Portugal.


A downward topography gesture facing west, contemplating the valley underlined by the mountain on the horizon. That’s the scenario in which this project emerges, in a sequence of overlaid volumes insuperable in its monolithic character, but still permeable within, defining exterior spaces intrinsic to the indoor space.

The concept guideline revolves around the pre-existing frame whose geometry was homogenized in a single mass only to be opened in a thin vertical gap, highlighting the entrance.

This verticality is also found in the living room unfolding into an uninterrupted indoor height though the floors. This allows for the living room to be contemplated from the study and guest room both upstairs.

This main structure is embraced by another volume containing the main suite connected to exterior spaces, at both ends, such as a covered dining area towards east and a chill out area facing West built around a bonfire. The whole composition culminates in a longitudinal concrete platform whose swimming pool and water mirror shelter the garage on the floor below.

Photography Fernando Gue

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- by Matt Watts

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