Corisco Houses / RVdM Arquitectos

  • Architects: RVdM Arquitectos
  • Location: Santa Joana, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Ricardo Vieira de Melo
  • Design Team: Rui Rei, Ricardo Senos, Catarina Simões, Damião Santos, Jorge Brito
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Specialities: JR Engenheiros, Lda
  • Area: 275 m2 to 295 m2
  • Project: 2004


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. It consists on 25 residential lots that are developed in three different types, divided into four volumes. Although situated on the outskirts of the city of Aveiro, the project aims to create an urban place giving it the collective values.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The private area is bounded to the interior promoting family and slow pattern of life in contact with nature and the landscaped


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The typologies take advantage of sun exposure, turning social spaces to the courtyards by the south while offering great terraces for the bedrooms. Living rooms are organized to become informal multipurpose spaces with wide contact to the exterior private gardens.


Floor Plan / Lots 1-4

Floor Plan / Lots 1-4


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG


Floor Plan / Lots 1-4

Floor Plan / Lots 1-4

The building materials for the exterior were chosen to minimize the maintenance required and ensuring good durability and aging. The brown brick was chosen to balance natural light. The facades are composed with lacquered glass panels and plywood to give a light image contrasting with the brick. The opposition between private and public, weight and lightness are one of the main characteristics of the project.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG


Source: Corisco Houses / RVdM Arquitectos