Rua da Torrinha
The intervention was aimed to keep the preexistent use of the building – single housing -, seeking to improve its dwelling, salubrity, comfort and security conditions.
On a conceptual level, the project is based on the rehabilitation of the existent house, developed in order to balance the infrastructural needs of a modern home with the delicacy of a centenary construction.
However, when confronted with new spatial and functional necessities, it takes a different approach, clearly distinguishing itself from the pre-existence, not only in its shape and also by its materiality.
It’s our understanding that, by exploring this relation, we are able to find meaning and a framework that allow the contemporary dwelling of historical buildings.