Conceptually considered as a granite box with 700mm thickness walls, the strategic approach starts when the ashlar blocks are filled by thin black window frames, revealing the basic organization of the interior spaces and giving the balance of the existing built vertical surfaces. More than a restoration of a dwelling, this intervention tries to, through traditional construction processes instil an image of contemporaneity that makes this house an iconic shape in the surrounding built environment.
Location Sátão, Portugal
Architecture Marco Mirôto
Client Maria Rosa das Dores de Freitas Borges
Date 2015 – 2017
Photography Marco Mirôto