Very tiny palazzo

fala
Porto, Portugal

At human height, the palace is transparent, but its crown is proud, adorned with precious stones, and spanning across the perimeter walls

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Photos: © Ivo Tabares

The luxuriant environment suggested an ambivalent approach to the architectural object. The interior is utterly simple while equally rich, partially sunken to emphasise the presence of the surrounding greenery. Thus, in a Loos-like manner, two representative areas are defined by the different floors, with different degrees of intimacy.

The only walls are the longitudinal sides of the space, in continuity with the perimeters of the garden. The bathroom and storage room are hidden behind a unitary cabinet of lacquered wood, whose scale deliberately sits somewhere between architecture and furniture. A palace shouldn’t be too simple after all.

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