S. Félix Marinha I

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

  • Year: 2004-2010
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 989 m² (10.646 sqft)
  • Floors above ground: 2
  • Floors below ground: 2
  • Awards: International Architecture Awards 2011 - Best New Global Design

  • Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Category: Residential
S. Félix da Marinha I is a house whose identity is based on the concentration of the housing program, dematerialized by the articulation of volumes, materials, and textures that coexist in harmony. The height concentration not only allowed us to take advantage of the sea view but also released space for the owners’ usufruct. The building was conceived as an organism inducing pathways between interior and exterior through an intuitive design enriched by natural light.