Halffloors by Pedro Brito

By Magaly • 39 mins ago

Halffloors is a undertaking finished by Pedro Brito.

It is found in Espinho, Portugal, and was finished in 2013.


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Halffloors by Pedro Brito:

“The minimal architecture is characterized by the presence of perpendicular planes that construct a 3 dimensional space, from a configuration volume of purified kinds, significantly less complicated and refined.

This design can be very easily identified by a “clean” development and with out excesses, by the use of neutral colours and modern industrial resources and the absence of pointless props…

Born’s Halffloors®

Halffloors® was developed on a central city terrain with 80 square meters (861 square feet), were was constructed a residence with helpful 277 square meters (2,443 square feet), an architectural achievement using half-floors!

The residence has 3 bedrooms, one dining area, 1 residing space, 1 workplace, 3 exterior accessfull areas (one a complement to a bedroom, other on the dinning/kitchen degree and which is created of glass and other is the rooftop in which exists a swimming pool) and a 2 automobile garage with car lift.

The residence is simple… it is organized in a vertical and hierarchical way. The social places are on the inferior floors and the personal locations on the superior levels. To attain great visual amplitudes and dynamic interconnections among spaces, the interior was structured in half-floors. The width of the plot decided the stair. In fact, it became the heart of the home.

Positioned adjacent to those spaces is a courtyard that with each other with the half-floor framework induces a vertical continuity, develop a gentle horizontal connection. The courtyard affords a sense of depth and expansion to the spaces, permitting for all the floors from the basement to the initial to be seasoned as 1 room linked vertically and horizontally.

It is a minimalist home with a distinctive design! All interior decoration was particularly developed, from the wardrobes, dressers, kitchen (Warendorf kitchen|miele appliances), bedrooms, bathrooms (Cabinets, wash basins, shower trays and bathtub produced in Corian®) and workplace furnishings. The predominant colours in the house are white and black producing these a unity amongst the spaces producing it extremely light-weight and “clean”, with the exception of the couch, exclusively created for this property.

Planned and made taking into account environmental issues, Halffloors® is a unfamiliar house with Class A + vitality certification.

It was our goal to develop a residence as a special object, so in order to do so exterior windows and doors had to align with the exterior home walls! Our concept was, “if in any way I could pass a hand in excess of the front and back facade it need to be only and component, with no any recesses”. For that, we have to use a Structural Façade. With this façade the glass is glued to an aluminium frame making use of structural silicone. Also the entry door as the door garage had to be aligned with the exterior residence walls. For that we have made the decision to pull back the 2 doors and cover them with ALUCOBOND®.

In the exterior it was determined to do a sidewalk on cobblestone. A cultural heritage, are utilised irregularly shaped stones, usually limestone and basalt. Traditional colours are black and white, enjoying the contrast of colors, shapes or decorative patterns with photographs, drawings or geometric patterns.”

Photos courtesy of Pedro Brito

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