Casas de Prata

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

  • Year: 2004-2008
  • Client: Prata e Filhos, Lda
  • Area: 5.764,4 m² (62.047,48 ft²)
  • Construction area above ground: 3.675,9 m² (39.567,06 ft²)
  • Number of floors above ground: 3
  • Construction area below ground: 2.088,5 m² (22.480,43 ft²)
  • Number of floors below ground: 1
  • Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Category: Residential

The project proposes a residential solution structured in two volumes raised on a common base, defining an L-shaped building. The common basement level works as a link between the two volumes, where parking spaces and laundries are located. The building presents 14 single-family units, vertically organized throughout four floors ⎼ the basement and three aboveground floors.

The complex is a reserved area, with patios on the ground floor for each house as well as a swimming pool located on a common garden. Therefore, both façades are endowed with large spans and balconies that also guarantee the individuality of each dwelling.