[Nonarquitetura - Douro House - COVER IMG] Nonarquitetura

Douro House

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationVila Nova De Gaia, Portugal
Lead ArchitectJoão Paulo Vieira
Design TeamElza Lopes
ClientDouro Suites S.A.

The work is located in the heart of North Portugal, on the Douro River valley. The lake house is on the river bank. It was found in a degraded state with no historical value. We built a new volume whose configuration originated from its connection with the terrain. The house is closed from the street and opens to the river. It features a duplex apartment with a mezzanine and a double-height ceiling and open attic area, in order to illuminate and use all the space. From the outside, it is protected by a wall.