“Bringing home all the splendor and respect that was lost with little care” was the challenge of the architect Cláudia Ascenso in the conception of the Loureiro house project.
Ivo Tavares Studio
From an early age, the various artistic expressions fascinate me mainly the visual, today I’m an Architectural photographer and teacher at the Portuguese Institute of Photography of Porto, I am passionate about architecture and its various forms of representation and interpretation. Along with architecture photography I specialized in hotel photography and interiors.
I was invited to lectures and open classes, I divide my time to photograph, to travel and to enjoy the small moments with the family. I created the platform Archmov, pioneer in video architecture in Portugal. Today I have architectural photography projects published in several platforms of the specialty, as well as in national and international publications of the area.
LOCATION: Porto, Portugal
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Located in a neighborhood characterized by illegal buildings, a house is defined with its outer oblique borders, thus designing the different spans of the two-storey dwelling with accessible roof, so as to contemplate the view.
Pontinha is a peripheral area of Lisbon, characterised by anonymous residential buildings, built mostly in the 1980s. Our project sought to adapt an apparently uninteresting apartment into a decent contemporary living area.
The original house is divided into minimum spaces, articulated by the entrance hall and a small corridor. The aim of the project was to maximize the living space of the house, stripping the space to the bare minimum and reorganizing the plan.
Privacy and altimetric asymmetry are the main concerns of this specific intervention zone. Therefore we established a dialogue between this duality, building around programmatic voids, exogenous or endogenous.
Inserted in a plot of land of irregular geometry and surrounded by constructions of little architectural value, the GR villa emerges as a consequence of its constraints.