Riverside Building

Initiated by the client – together with architects, specialists, working together to identify, investigate and solve programmatic problems, technical challenges to obtain a more sustainable building.

Creating a high-quality residential environment taking advantage of the structure of an existing building associated with land with large elevation differences was a great challenge, both in terms of architecture and in terms of construction capacity and economy. The basic idea was to provide each fraction with a strong relationship with outdoor green spaces and with Rio.

Access between the main street and the building entrance is through the garden using stairs and rest areas that extend and float above the landscape. At chosen strategic points, the walkways widen and form rest areas in the form of balconies and lookouts.

We indicate some more sustainable features of the project: All parking lots will be equipped with a charging station for electric vehicles;

The building will produce a considerable amount of electricity that is debited directly in the common areas of the building and individually in each fraction;
The wood on the façade and inside the building comes from a sustainable forest and is modified by thermal treatment, using the action of heat and humidity without the addition of chemical products – 100% ecological.

It will be a reference project in the interior of Portugal

Location

Santa Comba Dão

Year

2023

State

Building

Imagens portefolio
Imagens portefolio
Imagens portefolio
Imagens portefolio
Imagens portefolio
Imagens portefolio

More Projects

Mirandela Hospital Unit

 From the beginning, the client expressed the wish to create a new concept of a first hemodialysis center with exclusive valences to the patients, but at the same time the new Nordial Center was not to look or feel like a hospital… So, what we were not supposed to do was a hospital like building: […]

Read More

Douro Valley House

There are only a few instances in an architectural career where a client and an architect’s vision unify into an immaculate and complete expression of art and architecture. We were very fortunate to work with a couple who, devoted to the ideals of minimalism’s stark allure, asked us to design a house in the Douro […]

Read More

Saramagayo House

Quinta Vinícola Saramagayo is integrated into the monumental landscape of Alto Douro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most relevant features of the Alto Douro Vinhateiro landscape are its narrow and winding terraces where the vineyards are based, built over centuries of evolution of the knowledge of wine production. This house aims to […]

Read More

Hotel Vinico Douro

The project intends to capture the essence of a place that aims to create an atmosphere of harmony between nature and people. All rooms have a clear view of the vineyard and Douro Valley. The sitting room and dinning room offers not only beautiful views, but also an unobstructed exit into the natural space. The […]

Read More