This V-Shaped concrete house, located in Braga, is a project set up on two floors in a “V” shape, that was conceived to take advantage of the privileged views over the city.
João Morgado is a young architect and started working as architecture photographer in 2008. He has collaborated with several architects such as Aires Mateus, Bak Gordon, Gonçalo Byrne, Pedra Silva, Wiel Arets and others.
In a naturally fragmented and disconnected context, the Gafarim House offers monolithic, opaque volumes to the street, citing the compact, parallelepipedic masses of northern Portuguese popular architecture and adjusting its scale to the surroundings.
Casa dos Patios project aimed to refurbish an eighteenth-century urban villa, located in one of the most charismatic streets of the city center, featured by a mixture of commerce, services and housing uses.
After many years in state of abandon, the Musico apartment was an empty shell when it was bought by the client, creating numerous opportunities but also challenges to the design team. At a concept level, the main aim was to enhance the character and the materiality of the space by adding only essential new features.
Cloaked House was clearly inspired by the place, a piece of land surrounded by chestnut trees, incredibly ripped into the mountain, flanked by a stream that flows down the hillside and a magnificent open view of the other side of the valley perfectly nestled into the natural landscape.
The Dovecote-Granary is a place of serenity and introspection, where one can establish a strong connection with both nature and oneself. Without a conventional function the space is its own purpose: a treehouse-temple of sorts.