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Twin Houses

Costa do Sol –  Maputo
2.400m2

Technical Team
Maria Menezes
Joana Borges de Carvalho

Ended Construction
2016

In a plot located in Maputo, on the Costa do Sol, with an area of ​​2400m2 and little slope, is intended to build two single-family houses.

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Twin Houses

Costa do Sol –  Maputo
2.400m2

Technical Team
Maria Menezes
Joana Borges de Carvalho

Ended Construction
2016

In a plot located in Maputo, on the Costa do Sol, with an area of ​​2400m2 and little slope, is intended to build two single-family houses.

The area is divided exactly into two parts, wherein each house occupies a half of the plot. The houses are equal, positioning itself alongside further south, to allow benefit from more sunlight. The entrance is precisely the south side, where there is a division between the service area – resting against the wall – and the house.

Conceptually, the houses were designed with a format similar to a barn, as it was intended to have an inclined roof, which would allow the existence of a mezzanine, where it was placed a home office. The program was distributed using a central core with social functions – living rooms, eating area, kitchen and toilet – from which one reaches the bedrooms. On one side we have the master suite – sanitary installation, closet and bedroom and on the other two smaller rooms, though with generous areas, sharing a bathroom. All rooms have a private outdoor area, but the area that is most favoured is the deck in front of the living room. The windows along the side of the living room were designed in a way that can hide completely inside a wall, so there is a prolongation of the inner zone, which thus gains a much greater extent, since it merges with the exterior when the glass pane is open. The garden area has a pool, with a covered area associated to it.