Aldoar House

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyRaulino Silva Arquitecto
ArtistRaulino Silva
Design TeamRaulino Silva, Daniela Amorim, Carla Ribeiro, Hélder Jesus, Elena Marino, Giuliano Pavarese

The Aldoar House is located near the Foz do Douro in Oporto, in Portugal. The urban land, long and narrow, allows the construction of a basement, two floors and an indentation. On the main facade we have a small garden and in the rear area there is a pool with an outdoor living room. On the ground floor, the kitchen faces the street and the living room is facing the pool. In the central area we have the stairs, the elevator and a small toilet. On the upper floor there are three suites and on the top floor, the indented volume features another suite and an office, overlooking the back area.

Raulino Silva (Vila do Conde, 1981) is an architect at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto and he has his own office in Portugal. He participated in the Bergamo Architecture Workshop, organized by the Faculty of Architecture of Milan, and was a guest speaker for The Plan Magazine, at the Perspective Europe Forum in Venice, and by ESAP, in an Open Class of the Seminar of the Integrated Master of Architecture in Porto. He received the medal of merit for the city of Vila do Conde and he won the Europe 40 Under 40 Awards from The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.