Within the historic town centre of Ansião, an existing house of some historical value presents itself on the front of the development area. Our sight meets two distant architectures, separated not only by time, but also by the difference in its building approach. A symbiosis was sought between them, by respecting the existing house. This relationship was born so naturally that one is led to think that one could not exist without the other.
▼场地中两座建筑并存，two distant architectures loacted in the site
▼住宅外观，external view of the house
The terrain is delimited by adjoining walls and buildings. As such, the option was to create an inner yard, towards which all sections draw, assigning the house with an intimate character, living within, ensuring privacy. Therefore, the footprint was based not only of the local features, but also on the golden ratio. The rationale was that the human body is the most remarkable and obvious illustration of the golden ratio, and the human presence is the essential element in the definition of the house.
▼庭院带来私密的居住体验，the inner yard assigns the house with an intimate character
▼屋檐下的走廊，passage under the roof
▼水池所在的庭院一角，a corner of the yard with a pool
The quest for warmer colours and materials inside provides greater spatial comfort. Outside, setting off from pre-existing materials, the profile of the original house is highlighted and the same language kept in the new volume, thus providing a unified and uniform character to the entire intervention.
▼室内空间选用了温暖的色调和材料，the warmer colours and materials inside provides greater spatial comfort
▼平面布局遵循了黄金比例，the footprint was based on the golden ratio
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
Project: February 2015 – March 2016
Construction: 2016 / 2017
Client: Rosa Morgado & Leonel Morgado
Location: Rua Doutor Domingos Botelho de Queirós, Ansião
Architecture: Bruno Dias Arquitectura
Bruno Lucas Dias
Pireslar – Construção Lda.
Carlos Miguel Mendes da Silva
Photography: Hugo Santos Silva