House in Santa Marinha, Portugal by Helder da Rocha
Let’s go on a virtual tour through a minimalist white house with three entrances in Santa Marinha by architect Helder da Rocha.
Helder da Rocha and his team faced the task of constructing a house with three entrances in Santa Marinha, while constrained by a preexisting urban subdivision. The measurements were established at 10 meters width-wise by 14 meters length-wise across two floors. Their solution was to create an outdoor space located on the south end that would provide natural lighting and ventilation for the house; additionally, they incorporated one entrance room adjacent to the street on ground level. At the bottom level, adjacent to the landscape and internal courtyard, we have our communal spaces that are accessible from two entry points. One through the courtyard and one via the living room. Though typically not advisable for safety reasons, here it seems this was beneficial in some way.
Below you can see a few images shot by photographer Ivo Tavares.