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  5. Maria Ines Costa
  6. 2014
  7. JA House / Maria Ines Costa + Filipe Pina

Refurbishment in Architecture

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JA House / Maria Ines Costa + Filipe Pina

  • 00:00 - 20 October, 2014
JA House / Maria Ines Costa + Filipe Pina
© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado + 37

  • Windows frame

    Extrusal
  • Wood Floor

    Wicanders “Parquet”
  • Bathrooms

    OFA, Sanindusa, Silestone, Cinca
  • Interior doors

    Vicaima
  • Kitchen

    Bosh, Frasa
© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Text description provided by the architects. Located on the north-center of Portugal, the house was meant to combine the rural and the urban lifestyle. The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese cities neighbourhoods.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The existent stone ruins, vestige of a traditional house and the lot’s configuration, were the main aspects for the new project. The program requirements, a family house, have led to an almost total land occupation.

Section
Section

The first principle was to separate the new and the old construction, even if they are connected inside. A stone volume represents the existent building; a concrete volume the new one.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The second principle was to introduce light in the middle of the house. Two different empty spaces were generated: the entrance, and the heart of the house – the courtyard.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The courtyard and the stairs are the center of the house and its living. These are the key elements for the spatial relationships between the different parts of the house, the interior and the exterior.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The program was divided in two levels: the living room, the kitchen and the garage were positioned on the ground floor; the bedrooms and the library at the first floor. The suite was placed in a privileged point – the memory of the old house.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

The scale and the site identity were always present on the construction details and material choices: stone, concrete, steel and oak wood. Inside the white and the wood comfort. Outside a granitic and a new concrete mass were sculpted on the same way.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado
Cite: "JA House / Maria Ines Costa + Filipe Pina" 20 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/558279/ja-house-filipi-pina-maria-ines-costa/> ISSN 0719-8884
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