The surroundings to the plot are characterized by medium density, consolidated residential areas, despite being so close to one of the main arteries of the city of Porto , Boavista Avenue.
The house, with three fronts, intends to establish or re-establish a clear volumetric relation with the adjoining houses, although with simultaneously formal autonomy and relation with the site.
Originally, the house on this plot established a relation with a twin house situated on the plot to the north (on its right side when looking towards the façade), which disappeared when it was subjected to a similar intervention.One intends to re-establish a relation, though of completely different nature – by contrast and continuity. By contrast in volume, should be much lower in direct reference to the two floors row house on the south side; by continuity through the ground-floor and materials that characterize it.
At the street level this continuity will be clear, at the lower level with the north side house, and also as a construction volume in harmony with the south house, providing an excellent framework to the set.