2014/03/30

HOUSE 77 BY DIONISO LAB

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House 77 by dIONISO LAB

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House 77 by dIONISO LAB


Solar shading isn't exactly the sexiest-sounding thing in the world, but Portuguese studio dIONISO LAB has somehow managed to make it look quite titillating. It's safe to say that their House 77 in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, is the showstopper of the block with its futuristic aluminum façade which is (if you look closely) perforated with cutouts of symbols indigenous to the area. The home's shiny armor minimizes cooling costs by keeping the sun's rays at bay, but can be pulled aside whenever the homeowner wishes to show off the gorgeous minimalistic interior.
The interior of the home is basic and laid out in a vertical and, in the words of the architects, a hierarchical way. The gathering areas are on the lower floors while the bedrooms and other private areas are on the higher levels. To maximize the space inside the home, the main areas are divided into half-floors, defined by the central staircase. The stairs, like the home’s facade play a double role by lending an aesthetic element while at the same time performing a function.


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