Home da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira

Home da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography, Garden

Textual content description offered by the architects. I do know town of Porto effectively. I believed I did. I went to Fontinha, proper within the middle of Porto, and entered a Quintinha with a bucolic air as if it have been in the course of the countryside, however protected by excessive partitions. There was already a home there, the dad and mom’ home. With a tower that allowed you to go away the Quinta and see all of the urbanity of Porto, even to Foz, by means of the Atlantic.

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Beam, Garden, Courtyard
House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Facade, Beam, Garden

Within the agricultural half, nothing was lacking. The animals, the greens, the fruits, and even a really small manufacturing – registered – of inexperienced wine. The one one in Porto. I bought to know just a little extra about Porto. One thing distinctive. So distinctive that somebody even thought of classifying the cabbages, the peach tree, and the turnips. Mediocre digressions.

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Facade, Beam

On the finish of the yard, they needed a small picket home. Throughout the go to, I used to be warned that beneath a meter of topsoil can be granite. Onerous and attribute of town.

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam, Deck

Respecting the setbacks, the home rises from the bottom so as to not disturb – an excessive amount of – the subsoil. On a concrete base, a picket construction fashioned by two Us was positioned, which collectively kind the form of an H for the home. The entrance U – to the south – incorporates the social areas – kitchen, eating room, and lounge. The again U – to the north – incorporates the three bedrooms.

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Living Room, Table, Windows, Beam
House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam
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House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Windows, Beam, Chair

Within the middle, there may be the doorway corridor and – on the mezzanine – a small workplace. In a small basement, the wine cellar – important – and technical areas full this system. Every area is characterised by its picket ceiling, making a play of volumes of roofs that, though related, are totally different in form and dimension.

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Beam
House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam
House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Stairs, Beam
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House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Windows, Beam
House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Windows, Table, Beam, Chair

In entrance, two coated areas help you be exterior, though you’re inside. Inside, the picket construction can also be the end and lining. On the surface, all the pieces is roofed in copper, leaving some picket construction, frames, and the glass that separates and connects the inside and exterior seen.

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography, Facade

The cabbages, the peach tree, and the turnips are nonetheless there, however there may be additionally a backyard as a result of all the pieces transforms, out of a have to dwell. To dwell higher and in concord. We enter Casa da Fontinha, we’re already leaving Porto.
Solely potential with the assistance of some and the indifference of many.

July 9, 2023 Carlos Castanheira

House da Fontinha / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography, Windows


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