countryside house location: fafe - portugal year: 2017
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    This project aimed to rehabilitate a house in ruins, where only the stone walls in a granite endemic to the region were left intact. The house had a very restricted area, so in order to maintain its physical confinements, a new rooftop was assembled to the volume in which a new floor could fit in, thus conserving its original character and allowing, moreover, to amplify the interior space, with the aim to bring the homelike qualities of a single-family house. Thus, on the ground floor exists a cozy living room in open plan with a kitchenette counter at the opposite end. Up the stairs, on the upper level one can find a small lounge area which is connected to a corridor that leads to two separate double bedrooms. In the basement floor, there is also an additional storage space which is served by a small bathroom. On the uppermost part of the building, there is a private terrace for the exclusive use of the people living in the house. Wide openings are created on the roof with the purpose to let the residents enjoy the rich vegetation all around the house, as well as to allow sunlight to bathe the interior spaces. Moreover, on the ground floor, glass openings are installed in the place of previous old wooden doors. The parking spaces are located on the exterior, set aside from the main entrance and with space for three vehicles. Both the border walls of the house and rooftop share the same finish in painted wrought iron.
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