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  5. José Andrade Rocha
  6. 2015
  7. Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

  • 10:00 - 15 March, 2015
Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha
Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves + 27

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Text description provided by the architects. This house in the historic neighbourhood of Mouraria, Lisbon,  suffered many transformations over the years that compartmentalised the space. The relation with the street was underexplored and the connections between social and private areas were ambiguous.

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

The intervention aimed to open the social area to the street, uniting the living room and the kitchen in a gesture that occupies the whole extension of the façade, protecting the bedrooms and allowing serenity or agitation in distinct moments.

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

The preservation and restoration of traditional materials, such as carpentry and stuccowork, were a premise to the project, which aimed to smoothly combine the pre-existing elements and the new ones.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

In a house in only 55m2, the circulation spaces were reduced to its minimum dimension - a box that opens or closes to the social area, rationalizing the distribution to the remaining private spaces. This new configuration, more flexible, allows intimacy or open space – as one wishes to live.

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

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Cite: "Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha" 15 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/607034/casa-na-mouraria-jose-andrade-rocha/> ISSN 0719-8884
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