House in Fátima

The House, propriety of Oblatas do Divino Coração - a Catholic Congregation - was built in the mid-20th century. It’s placed on a hillside where you can see the Fátima’s Sanctuary across a privileged sightseeing and surrounding landscape, even though the house was closed in on itself.
Functional and constructive issues were found all over the place as the result of all kind of small interventions that took place over the past 15 years. Humidity, cold, and a gloomy house closed in on itself was the ultimate result.
The project purpose was very clear: open the interior to the outside, bring light to the inside, reorganize the interior spaces, and provide comfort and all the needs of a contemporary era to this unsuitable house.

Photos by Nuno Almendra