Project: Extension and renovation af a single family house
Author: José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira, Arq., No Arquitectos, Lda
Collaborators: Rui Cardoso, Arq.; Ana Coelho, Arq.; Joana Leite Pinto, Arq.
Constructors: M. Serafim, Construção civil Lda, Pedro Sousa Construções Unipessoal, Construtor A Adopthouse – construções Lda
Structures: A400 – Francisco Bernard, Eng.; Fernando Aires, Eng.; GET – Raul Bessa, Eng.
Consultants: A400 – Francisco Bernardo, Eng.
Localization: Vila Nova de Famalicão
Area: 490.00 sqm
Adequacy of existing housing, with 262.09m2 of gross floor area, to the actual needs of comfort for an family of 4 persons and the housing laws and rules of construction and building regulations.
The building currently in the middle of a great mass of trees, as a mark. The housing consists of two floors, the ground-floor dedicated to service functions and garage, and the top floor exclusively dedicated to housing.
Without questioning the value of the pre-existence, the proposal maintains the current volume, offering the services and the social spaces of the family. The expansion develops in the direction of the slope (west), where she opens a space for external expansion, contained in the far west area of the new rooms and the corridor north by stitching both areas of housing. Adjacent to the house at the ground-floor is nesting in the back of the hill, the garage, hidden under a coating plant.
The intervention is in essence an extension of each of the habitable areas, increasing the number of existing health services (maintaining the same number of rooms), yielding a total gross area of 469.11m2.the landscape was the subject of major concern. The new emerges organically from the old. The building emerges as a root that grows, goes through the ground and anchor to life on earth.
On the point of view of language to the proposal harnesses the most important element of preexisting is the roof - using the force in his profile to redesign and merged in the woods pending.
The house is raised on a structural system of walls, retaining walls and reinforced concrete slacks interspersed with faces fi masonry. Interior floors have wood flooring american pine, with the exception of the service rooms cover with stony coverings. The garage and the den´s floor is in epoxy and the exterior spaces cover by wooden deck. The entire building will be covered by an acrylic plaster reinforced with glass fiber network cladding clipped (ventilated wall system). the roof will be in zinc. the interior walls and ceilings are plastered and painted or plaster according to the spatial and functional requirements of each compartment