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  7. Chanca House / Manuel Cachão Tojal

Chanca House / Manuel Cachão Tojal

  • 09:00 - 19 February, 2016
Chanca House / Manuel Cachão Tojal
Chanca House / Manuel Cachão Tojal, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 44

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

Text description provided by the architects. Located in a valley on top of a rock, this house, previously in ruins, it opens up completely to the outside, establishing a spatial continuity between the field and the house.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

Conceptually, the existing ruin is assumed as a shell, where inside is born a new volume of wood that receives the private program.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The big window of the living area allows you to increase the area to the terrace and bring light into the house. The existing fireplace brings light  to the toilet, giving to all internal spaces a relation with the outside.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

The idea to use wood in the ceiling, interior walls, doors and windows aims to contrast with the cold of the existing stone walls. The concrete floor and manual tile reflect the typical and vernacular identity of preexisting home.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

The small details, from the gate, the light holes in the chimney and the use of green, have the purpose to reach the Sintra aesthetic that resides in our imagination.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

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Cite: "Chanca House / Manuel Cachão Tojal" 19 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782182/chanca-house-manuel-cachao-tojal/> ISSN 0719-8884