brandon noah smith

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porto social housing | porto, portugal

social housing conceptually and physically situated adjacent to álvaro siza’s saal bouça housing
housing explores contextually regional site massing strategies allowing the participation in existing urban fabric
through techniques of defining edge conditions, creating internalized public streetscapes, and terracing of topography
housing develops nuanced interface between units and shared spaces with an articulation of facade as relief,
manifesting in outdoor gardens, balconies, and elevated walkways to introduce life into units
a series of thickened, inhabitable walls introduces tectonic rhythm within site massing
functioning as service wall within units, establishing a spatial series of infrastructure for occupation
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