Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura

Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura

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Santa Cruz do Bispo, Portugal
  • Contractor : Aníbal Beleza
  • Architect In Charge : Florêncio da Costa, José Pinho
  • City : Santa Cruz do Bispo
  • Country : Portugal
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Text description provided by the architects. The client had family vacation estate, in the country side nearby Porto, with a house that has been in his family for some generations.

Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura - Facade
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On the border of the property there were two abandoned house, connected to each other, that were later acquired by the client with purpose of converting it into a guest house.

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Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura - Beam
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Floor Plan
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Since we wanted to do a single object in communication with the main property, we did a single cut in the object create an opening. This cut was carefully chosen in order to achieve the best shape relation between the two old houses.

Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura - Concrete, Sink
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In the end they become one single crystalized object, since we use the same material in the walls and roof. This shelter  is completed by adding solid wood pieces that organize the space, while the floor material escalates from the ground to become furniture.

Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura - Beam, Handrail
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Cite: "Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura" 25 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/633798/casa-lela-oficina-d-arquitectura> ISSN 0719-8884

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