Architects: Arquitectos Anónimos®, Maria Veloso and Vasco Aragão
Location: St. Tirso, Portugal
Client: Norte Golfe
Structural consultant: Hélder Ferreira
Floor area: 80 sqm
Site area: 1,100 sqm
Built-up area: 80 sqm
Start of planning: 2006
Start of construction: 2006
Photographs: Abel Andrade
Sometimes we dig up foundations only to cover them up again. A safe certainty to determine what can be shown in the pre-existings. This extension, a wooden finished container, side toped with big glass plans, answers to a simple program possible to become a private house.
It is an open space with the pavement equiped, ready to receive the adequate facilities (bath and kitchen modules) to become a single person house. We design a light metalic system which permits ample overhangs, freeing up the interior space from other structural elements or walls. The transmition of forces from the tube-box is supported on the powerfull existing stone wall.