Raulino Silva Arquitecto: Winner of Architect of the Year Awards 2020. The Aldoar House is inserted in the allotment of Monte da Ervilha, 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 the pedestrian entrance to the house. On the north side is situated a ramp that gives access to the basement garage and in the rear area there is a pool with an outdoor living room, protected by a large shading porch.
On the basement floor we have the garage, the laundry room, the engine room and a guest room lit by a patio. On the ground floor, the kitchen faces the street and the living room is facing the pool. In the central area of the house we have the stairs, the elevator and a small toilet.
On the upper floor there are three suites, the two smaller ones face East and the main one, with a dressing room, is facing West. On the top floor, the indented volume features another suite and an office with a large terrace, overlooking the back area.
In the white interior spaces with the high-gloss lacquered carpentry, the solid pine wood planks stand out, used to pave the floors and also for the slats next to the stairs. White marble is applied in bathrooms, patios and laundry and is also used to design the washbasins and the wood fireplace area, which includes a shelf support for television.
Firm || Raulino Silva Arquitecto
Project Name || Aldoar House
Architect || Raulino Silva
Architect of the Year Award Category || Private Residential Built
Project Location || Aldoar, Oporto, Portugal
Team || Raulino Silva, Daniela Amorim, Carla Ribeiro, Hélder Jesus, Elena Marino, Giuliano Pavarese
Country || Portugal
Area || 320,00 sqm
Project Year || 2016 – 2017
Construction Year || 2017 – 2020
Photography ©Credit || ©João Morgado
Raulino Silva was born in Vila do Conde (1981), he is architect by the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, and he has had his own office in Vila do Conde, in North of Portugal.
The built works won the awards, the Muse Design Awards 2020, the IF Design Awards 2019, IDA Design Awards 2019, the European 40 Under 40 Awards 2018, the International Architecture Awards 2018, the Architecture MasterPrize 2018, the Iconic Awards 2017, and the Baku International Architecture Award 2015.