Significant glass doors open up a double-top residing area out onto a lush garden in this annexe to a 19th-century home in Porto by Bak Gordon Arquitectos.
Named Casa 2, the setting up was conceived by the Lisbon-based mostly studio as a standalone “yard pavilion”. It incorporates 4 ensuite bedrooms, a kitchen area, library and communal living space across two flooring, set in just a massive backyard garden at the rear of the current household.
Pretty much the overall southern end of the concrete setting up is wrapped in tall glass doors framed in oxidised brass, letting the dwelling place to blend with the yard in summer season.
In the colder months, the house capabilities as a “winter season back garden” centred all around a fire in the western corner.
“[Casa 2’s] communal area is a generous, double-top wintertime garden, which makes certain the changeover amongst the intimacy of the rooms and the out of doors area,” said Bak Gordon Arquitectos.
This contrast among openness and intimacy is mirrored in the annexe’s components, with both of those the exterior and the residing house completed with exposed pigmented concrete.
In the bedrooms and library, this rougher substance is swapped for carpeted floors, Tadelakt plaster walls, equipped wooden home furniture and terrazzo bathrooms.
The bed room block has a trapezoidal shape, producing two small pockets of backyard garden area at either facet of the outbuilding, which the rooms forget by means of deep-set home windows on each the ground and first floors.
“The volume rests on the floor with particular geometry, committed to the several environments that gravitate all-around it,” described Bak Gordon Arquitectos.
A staircase driving the dwelling room potential customers up to the library, which houses a bookcase and small seating area illuminated by a skylight as perfectly as an inside window that appears down on to the dwelling space.
“The kitchen and the library are modest spaces straight linked to the circulation and characterised by their thermally-modified picket cabinets that contrast with the Tadelakt-concluded partitions and the concrete ground,” the studio included.
Two more skylights illuminate the centre of the strategy, while two circular home windows sit on the ceiling of every ensuite lavatory.
The annexe is surrounded by raised planted beds and two paved pathways, which link to a route that surrounds the present home and leads to an adjacent garage.
A white wall lined with trees surrounds the website boundary and a lifted swimming pool sits at the centre of the back garden.
Bak Gordon Arquitectos has concluded various homes across Portugal, together with an condominium renovation in Lisbon that released a modest courtyard space and a home in the Alentejo region with an elongated swimming pool.
The images is by Francisco Nogueira.