Casa Paramos – Espinho Residence

Casa Paramos, Espinho Property, Portugal Residential Building, Portuguese Architecture

Casa Paramos, Portugal

Contemporary Portuguese House – design by CNLL, architects

31 May 2013

Paramos House

Design: CNLL

Location: Paramos, Espinho, Portugal

This house is located in the parish of Paramos in Espinho, and stands on a long, narrow, irregular-shaped site.

Casa Paramos Portugal
photo : Nelson Garrido

Paramos House Portugal

The final layout shows the house as a set of volumes. The house consists of two separate blocks, separated by a continuous opening for light in the roof that highlights and defines each one. This opening continues all the way to the design of the exterior elevations, stressing the idea of a cut and defining an interior path of crossing and distribution, in an interplay of opaque and glazed surfaces, accommodating the programme content in an elaborate volumetric composition. Key features are the elevator shaft, which is a vertical composition element, and the main entrance, which recedes into the junction of the two façades.

Casa Paramos Portugal
photo : Nelson Garrido

The programme is distributed over two floors and a basement. The ground floor is designed to accommodate the social areas and is extended to the outside by means of large glazed areas. The bedrooms and other private areas are on the upper floor. Large glazed areas and balconies are favoured here. They were designed to provide contact with the outside and to embrace us with a view of the surrounding world. The basement accommodates the technical and support areas.

Casa Paramos Portugal
photo : Nelson Garrido

Interior areas are spacious and their clear functionality suggests and encourages the new ways of living, where versatility is the watchword.

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photos : Nelson Garrido

The whole, finished in painted rendering and glass, acquires a scenic expression, almost like a sculpture, made of clean volumes and lines.

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Casa Paramos – Building Information

Title: PARAMOS HOUSE – Single family home
Location: Paramos, Espinho, Portugal
Area: 783 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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photos : Nelson Garrido

Paramos House images / information from CNLL


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