Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal is proud of the House 77 by Portuguese studio dIONISO LAB. This house has aluminium shatters as the part of its façade which is very important for this town traditionally been the fishing one. Such system of symbols was used here long ago for communication and signing the private and fishing belonging. So this dwelling is very valuable from the historic point of view. It brings the memory and also makes the street scene more colourful. The design of the house is very simple, even minimalist. House 77 is organized in the vertical way, so the public space is on the lower floors, while the private one is on the higher. Interesting shutters provides necessary privacy. The house is opened to a small garden at the west side. So it can be said that house 77 became a centre of “Bairro Norte” being culturally and historically rich.
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By its shape this house reminds of the previously reviewed Crossbox House, but it has a completely different concept, moreover it’s more like a luxury house and it’s 344 sq. meters big. The client’s wish was to have a contemporary holiday house to escape from the city noise. He arranged a competition between three Portuguese design studios to get the selection of house plans. Pedro Reis won the competition with his project of bi-volumetric house.
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