the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Portugal
  5. João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  6. 2016
  7. Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

  • 04:00 - 17 May, 2016
Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
 Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 32

  • Architecture Collaboration

    Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben Mateus, João Nery Morais, André Barreiros Silva
  • Builder

    Manuel Gonçalves & Marques LDA.
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. This house is located in an early 50´s residential neighborhood, more precisely at the western edge, in an area surrounded buy terraced houses, near the Restelo shopping street.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The main area of intervention was the rear part of the house, which was completely redrawn. Searching for a contrast with the main façade, we envisioned a fascia, opened by a series of windows and shutters resembling a pattern of traditional Portuguese tiles. This pattern works like a skin that filters the sun light and also protects the house from intruders.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

In order to give the top floor more habitable space, we created a mansard roof with three openings.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

At the ground level we transformed the ground floor in one unique living area, joining together the entrance, the living room and the kitchen. A white volume coated with grate lines, disguises an area of a closet, social toilet and storage. This central core also performs a separation within spaces.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The staircase between the ground floor and the first floor are leaning on the left side of the entire volume. This was made in order to ensure an optimized living area and also a central passage to the first floor.

Section
Section
Section
Section

We planned for the first floor the private area, where the rooms are located, including a suite. To make this last request possible, with the areas we had, we placed a lavatory in the bed space that also worked as a sideboard. As for the shower cabin and the toilet, we merged them behind a glass wall, diluting the limits of the space, giving us a feeling of a much greater space.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

For the attic we idealized the mansard roof to give us the possibility of more livable area. With great view to the garden, is a bed room, a toilet and an office.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

View the complete gallery

Cite: " Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos" 17 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787542/restelo-house-joao-tiago-aguiar/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG

葡萄牙里斯本之家 / João Tiago Aguiar