Casa Santa Marinha

Casa Santa Marinha is located in a scattered peripheral area of Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal). There are a variety of different buildings in the vicinity, from detached houses with annexes at the rear to fairly nondescript residential blocks. The plot, located on a corner, was occupied by an old ruin. Only two stone façades remained, as well as an area of empty land raised above the road. The project required a complete transformation of the property in order to fulfil the required programme: a detached house, with a living room/kitchen, two bedrooms, study, garage and guest annexe.