House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - DoorHouse in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Windows, Door, Facade, GardenHouse in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Image 4 of 32House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Stairs, Handrail+ 32

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House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Windows, Brick, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. The intervention was aimed to keep the preexistent use of the building – single housing -, seeking to improve its dwelling, salubrity, comfort and security conditions. On a conceptual level, the project is based on the rehabilitation of the existent house, developed in order to balance the infrastructural needs of a modern home with the delicacy of a centenary construction.

House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Stairs, Handrail
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House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Windows, Beam
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However, when confronted with new spatial and functional necessities, it takes a different approach, clearly distinguishing itself from the pre-existence, not only in its shape and also by its materiality.

House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Shelving, Sofa, Beam
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It’s our understanding that, by exploring this relation, we are able to find meaning and a framework that allow the contemporary dwelling of historical buildings.

House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos - Sink, Bathroom
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Cite: "House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos" 25 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799087/house-in-rua-da-torrinha-sofia-granjo-arquitetos> ISSN 0719-8884

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