Rehabilitation of an extraordinary traditional residence, set in a beautifully remote village in Portugal.

Tojal House


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.


Typology Residential

Location Sátão, Portugal

Architecture Marco Mirôto

Client Maria Rosa das Dores de Freitas Borges

Status Completed

Date 2015 – 2017

Photography Marco Mirôto