Quinta da espinhosa row houses


Quinta da Espinhosa was designed in 1921 by the architect Marques da Silva, and completed in 1923. It can be considered a bourgeois villa, and an example that fits the architectural genre of other villas of this author.

In this context, at the request of a local investor, a row houses typology was developed, preserving the aesthetics of the villa, namely walls and gardens. On the other hand, the specific urban context of that place was characterized by a factory and an imposing set of collective housing buildings. In this framework we opted for the construction of a monolith that not only preserves the privacy for the street as it marks the rhythm given by the light apertures. To the back we opted for big opened spaces with a generous view for the villa’s gardens.