Ren Ito Arq. unified two pre-existing ruined buildings to create a detached single-family house, Casa do Campo Lindo, in Porto, Portugal having as main design concept the “umbrellas” thus delimiting each single space into a large, undivided one.
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Unifying and restoring these two houses, a “L” shaped volume was created, which defined an embraced exterior space with a swimming pool.
The common and private spaces are distinguished with definition of the volumes and interior design. Common area (kitchen, living room, gym and multipurpose room) are one-floor-open-space and private spaces (bedrooms and bathroom) are located at three stories independent tower, connected by a corridor to the other spaces.
The roof of the open-space was designed with the concept of “umbrellas”, which softly delimit each space in one large space. The indirect illuminations with umbrella bone shape reinforce this idea and convey a sense of well-being.
Facts & Credits
Project Name Casa do Campo Lindo
Location Porto, Portugal
Architecture Ren Ito Arq.
Collaborators Sofia Augusto, Bernardo Faria, Rita Gomes, Elodie Marimba, Liana Arpinte, Manuela Maggipinto, Gayané Djeranian, Ondřej Čáp, Rintaro Yamashita, Jan Binter, Silvia Snopková, Urban Vamberger, Michalina Urbanska, Emanuele Cicero
Lighting production Opolab, Softlight
Window frames Pedro Freitas Alumínios
Engineering Rodolfo Ferreira
Photography Ivo Tavares Studio