Rio Mau II House | Raulino Silva Arquitecto | World Design Awards 2021

Raulino Silva Arquitecto: Winner of World Design Awards 2021. The Rio Mau II House is located in Vila do Conde, in a rural territory with several fields of cultivation and “bouças” (land with bush) with pine and eucalyptus trees, in the north of Portugal.

The land is quite long, however the implantation of the house had to comply with the thirty-five meters spacing from the street defined by the Municipal Master Plan of the Vila do Conde.

Entrance to the house is performed by the eastern side, and most areas are facing the side garden and swimming pool, oriented to the West.

The program requested three rooms, one of which is a suite with dressing room and the other two are supported by a bathroom, a small office, a living and a dining room, the kitchen, a toilet, a garage for two cars and a laundry.

The interior spaces through the large glass windows extend over the external floors and embrace the garden and the pool. The suite’s bathroom opens onto a patio and the other two bathrooms have skylights.

Project Details
Raulino Silva Arquitecto

Project Name
Rio Mau II House

Raulino Silva

World Design Awards Category
Residential Built

Project Location
Rio Mau, Vila do Conde, Portugal

Raulino Silva, Daniela Amorim, Carla Ribeiro, Hélder Jesus, Elena Marino, Giuliano Pavarese


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.