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  7. Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura

  • 03:00 - 25 May, 2015
Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura
Casa Lela / Oficina d'Arquitectura, Courtesy of Oficina d'Arquitectura
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Cruz do Bispo, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    arch. Florêncio da Costa, arch. José Pinho
  • Project Year

    2015
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Courtesy of Oficina d'Arquitectura

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.

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Courtesy of Oficina d'Arquitectura

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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Floor Plan
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.

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Courtesy of Oficina d'Arquitectura

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.

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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