* Residential Architecture: Paramos House by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Posted by the editors on Friday, 22 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Paramos House by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes: “..These days the exterior is the desire of the contemporary house and as such, the social spaces of the Paramos House are characterized by its extension to the outside. In private areas large glazing and balconies are privileged as well, allowing contact with the exterior and framing a perspective of the world around us..Volumetrically, this solution presents the residential home as a game. It highlights an articulation of volumes, with variations between opaque and glassed surfaces, adjusting the programmatic content in a careful volumetric composition. Distinguishing volumetric moments of this housing solution are the elevator, which takes place as a vertical element of the composition, and the main entrance which recedes from the encounter of the two facades creating a carved shed..” Despite a somewhat off-putting architect’s description, Paramos House does offer interesting interior volumes, interior and exterior geometry and exterior envelope; extensive glazing, natural light and visual connection to the context..
image: © Nelson Garrido; article: ”Paramos House / Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes” 18 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/244369>