In the beginning we have a consideration and an understanding of the place... And as so, there is a search for the appropriation of the forgotten space, one that once hold the spacial organization of the Portuguese Architecture, tight and compressed divisions in opposition to the spaces of the palaces, forgotten.
There is a local noise, a difference between the before and the after. the before that is a culture, a way of acting and a tradition.
In another moment the development begins; we outline a space that emphasizes the weight and the thickness of these four stone walls.
Our intention draws only three lines from north to south, perpendicular to the façade. We complete the spans, continuing a previous reorganization that had been lost. We try to conquer a position of the handcraft when faced with the execution of the walls and with the design of the spaces.
The design begins, two spaces.
The first, configures a main path, sequential and progressive.
It distinguishes three programs by creating two light walls that receive objects, and enclose the sequence, if that is the desire.
One other space exists, one not continuous with the previous, or with the preceding ones, because it configures a space of work, represented by an isolated space, with a single access form the outside; contained within the same four walls.
We deliberately divided the inhabiting from the working.
I now finish, because the noise gave place to a drawing.
I can now rest, as I have spent all day at sea.
(Carlos Gonçalves, Paratelier)