• Status:
  • Size: 350 m2
  • Location: Espinho, Portugal
  • Year of completion: 2001

About the project.

The Paramos House in the charming coastal town of Espinho blends contemporary design optimizing sun exposure with a functional space layout, offering a modern and efficient home.

Story behind the design.

The principal concern of the house orientation was to turn it to the best side of sun exposure in winter – south, controlling the excess of sun radiation in summer, using “brise soleil” made of wood, which gives all the support in ventilation and shades.

His parallelepiped form, long and straight, as a result of the topological impositions, forces a separation in the interior architecture, dividing in the level 0, at west, the living room and the wc from the rest of the house on this floor. Concerning the east side, with the dining room, kitchen and breakfast pantry, this interior space comes next to the entrance, which indicates the accessibility to the other spaces and levels.

This house, separated into three floors, as been told already, has in the ground zero, the social area, in the underground, the garage, the laundry room, WC and the handling room, on the upper floor, the private space for the family, with the sleeping rooms, the suite with a private exterior garden, two bedrooms and a common bathroom

Added value.

  1. The house is intelligently oriented towards the south for optimal sun exposure in winter while also regulating summer heat
  2. Contemporary Architecture by topographical considerations
  3. Efficient Space Utilization of separates social and private areas