HOUSE 2 by Ricardo Bak Gordon
House 2 is a house located in Porto, Portugal, designed by Ricardo Bak Gordon, founder of the homonymous studio, already present on WeVux with Casa Azul.
For House 2, its new structure works as a kind of annex building or garden pavilion. Located at the far end of the property, its communal space is a generous double-height winter garden, which ensures the transition between the intimacy of the rooms and the outdoor space.
The bedrooms, with a trapezoidal floor plan, expand to the outside and guarantee maximum comfort though the carpeted floor, walls covered in tadelakt and custom-made venetian terrazzo elements which make up the bathroom spaces. The kitchen and the library are directly connected to the paths of the house and characterized by their thermally modified wooden cabinets that contrasts with the tadelakt finished walls and the concrete pavement. Built entirely in pigmented deactivated exposed concrete, and with oxidized brass frames, the structure volume rests on the ground with a specific geometry, committed to the multiple environments that gravitate around it. Outside, the garden and a granitic swimming pool.
Photography by Francisco Nogueira