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.
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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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.
With the original outline, the only change was in the existing stairwells, through the usage of weathering steel e dimensioning its usage according to the visual weight in order to hierarchize the absence of mass.