Leça do Balio 2 House

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    Raulino Silva Arquitecto
  • Lead Designer
    Raulino Silva
  • Architect
    Raulino Silva Arquitecto
  • Photographer Credit
    Raulino Silva
  • Location
    Matosinhos, Portugal
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Leça do Balio II House is located in a plot of about 2400 sqm, in the Chantre allotment, in Matosinhos, Portugal.
The project occupies all the area permited by the allotment regulation, with 250 sqm per floor. The house multiplies in three different floors, one of them being the basement illuminated by several patios. Most of the spaces are facing South opening onto the terrace that ends in the pool where the water flows over the edge.
In the basement we have the garage, the cinema, the laundry and a suite for the guests. In the grounfloor there is the living room, the kitchen and the office. In the upper floor we have four suites, all of them with a closet and a private bathroom. Beyond the staircase the horizontal communication between the diferrent floors is made by an elevator.
The wall to the street was made with granite stone from the region, to give continuity to the existing walls in the subdivision. In the access to the garage, a permeable pavement was used, which contributes significantly to sustainable urban drainage.