Madalena House is a contemporary two-story residence nestled in the picturesque parish of Madalena in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Designed by Paulo Martins Arq&Design in 2022, this architectural gem masterfully balances privacy and openness.
The overlapping pure volumes create a visual barrier from the street, while the interior boasts fluid living spaces, large glass spans, and private patios that ensure a seamless indoor-outdoor experience.
Dive into the inspiring world of Casa dos Oleiros, an emblem of urban revitalization in the historic center of Castelo Branco, Portugal. This two-story house, designed by Paulo Martins Arq&Design in 2020, expertly merges contemporary minimalism with the city’s rich past.
Casa dos Oleiros maintains its original façade while showcasing a fully modernized interior that delivers comfort, functionality, and style. Natural light floods the space thanks to the thoughtful design, and a strategically placed skylight offers a view of the nearby castle, a constant reminder of the city’s vibrant history.
A fusion of quality materials and simple elegance, this dwelling sets a trend in urban living and represents a beacon of hope for the revival of declining city centers.
Uncover the Beira Mar House, a sleek, narrow home in Aveiro, Portugal, the “Venice of Portugal” known for its picturesque canals. Paulo Martins Arq&Design brilliantly revives traditional city living with an intimate contact to the outdoors, in a home where the sea’s salt-kissed air and the call of seagulls is your daily soundscape.
Transformed from a plot of land just 30 meters long and 2.5 meters wide (approximately 98ft x 8ft), this modern property emerges as a habitable corridor, interplaying light, surprise, and discovery with its thoughtful design. Bask in the house’s dualistic personality: an interior characterized by a soothing dark ambiance, and a radiant, light-infused exterior due to its reflective white surface.