It looks like it's time to tell you the next part of our "house story".
(For the beginning just scroll down the page.)
So one year and something ago we became happy owners of a small picturesque ruine with a lovely view in the centre of Porto.
Imagine 2 foreigners with actually not very high level of Portugues language (ok to be absolutely honest, my portuguese to that moment was about nothing), with almost zero knowleges about how to manage all of that staff, but with the great willing to live in a lovely house in our beloved city.
We decided to undertake a research to find out who could help us with all that paper things, project, engineering, building, etc.
We met many people, made lots of talks, small ones and big ones, were driving crazy of language difficulties and difference between our personal experience we brought from Russia and the one that we have here in Portugal. All the people we met were very nice and kind but somehow we did not feel "on the same wave" you know..
Well, after several month of searching after I posted on facebook for already 2nd or 3rd time something like "help us to build our house in Porto",
I got that message which became a beginning of the next stage in our story.
We got a proposal to meet and discuss everything from JP from Virgulai - group of architects based in Porto.
It was a really architectural gods' blessing - to be understood and to understand. Not only because of the possibility to speak english on a first stage. I'm talking here about some intellectual and spiritual things and speaking the same language does not mean literally the same language. It's about sence of beauty, right point of view, there are a lot of things.
Just several days passed after our first meeting as we already introduced all of the members of the group and after something about one month we've sighned a contract.
Thank you our dear architects so much, we're really really happy to meet you, work with you and be friends at the same time!
Soon gonna show you some pictures of a house, funny pictures of all of us, sketches and other parts of the creative process !
PS: Take a look at that place - everytime it's just a pleasure to come up to this office with such a beautiful view, right?