first_img Photographs Projects 2013 2013 VA House / Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa Architects: Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailycenter_img Year:  VA House / Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da CostaSave this projectSaveVA House / Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa Houses photographs:  Manuel AguiarPhotographs:  Manuel AguiarEngineering:VELNORProject Date:2008-2009Architect In Charge:José António Lopes da Costa, Tiago MeirelesCo Workers:Joana JorgeCity:TorreiraCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manuel AguiarRecommended ProductsSinksburgbadMineral-Cast Washbasin and Vanity – SineaStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®WindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The house emerges with two overlapping structures topped by a triangular element (the stairs leading to the terrace).  The lower structure, more transparent and more “fragile”, supports the higher structure, dimmer and containing more rhythmic openings, where small volumes – the balconies – punctuate to the South. Save this picture!© Manuel AguiarThe building adopts the planned site in the subdivision, being the upper floor slightly offset from the ground floor to create some volume animation, providing areas for shelter and shade. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe villa, more closed to the North, shelters the entrance through a paved path that also leads to the garage. It faces mainly the East and the South, to the Ria and the sun. To the West a courtyard was created to support the kitchen and the laundry. Save this picture!© Manuel AguiarOn the ground floor, over viewing the Ria and the pool to the East, and quite open to the South, lies the living room. Next to this, and in direct communication, was located the dining room, which creates a continuous transparency on the outdoor patios from West to East. The kitchen and the laundry are turning to the West courtyard.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionOn the upper floor, the office has a prime location, taking advantage of a strong visual relationship with the Ria. The three bedrooms face the South, in a rhythmic modulation accentuated by individual balconies serving eachroom.Save this picture!© Manuel AguiarIt was also created an access to the roof, where you can enjoy the views and a jacuzy placed there. This access is defined by a triangular component along the stairs, forming a sculptural element that seems the sails sailing in theRia. Save this picture!© Manuel AguiarProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse at the Pond / HPSASelected ProjectsThe Ulrichshof / noa* network of architectureSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Torreira, Portugal CopyAbout this officeAtelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da CostaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorreiraHousesPortugalPublished on November 22, 2014Cite: “VA House / Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa” 22 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Save this picture!© Manuel Aguiar+ 24 Share Portugallast_img read more