The renovation of a house from the 80’s has as main goal to reorganize the main spaces of the house to a more contemporary living and to create a new independent two-bedroom apartment in the lower floor, while at the same time improve the thermal behaviour of the building
The architectural proposal consists in spatially reorganize the upper floor, where is the main access, moving the social areas (actually facing north) to a more favourable position, on the south-west, overlooking the surrounding landscape of the Lima Valley, creating a new crossed relation between the two main façades.
A new interior distribution which, with the façade treatment and new windows, enhances the thermal comfort through passive climate systems (such as solar orientation and natural ventilation), reducing the need of energetic expenses.
On the lower floor, we design a new two-bedroom apartment facing the south and the surroundings.
Plus, two independent extensions are built in the garden as requested by the client, as well as the redesign of all the landscaping.
Ponte de Lima, Portugal
Miguel Roque, Paulo Vale Afonso, Rui Santos
Built / Site Area:
285 m² / 453 m²
Ferraz & Armada (Engineering)