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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Moinho das Fragas / Bruno Dias arquitectura

  • 03:00 - 7 February, 2017
Moinho das Fragas / Bruno Dias arquitectura
Moinho das Fragas  / Bruno Dias arquitectura, © Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

© Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva + 33

  • Coordintation

    Bruno Lucas Dias
  • First Stage Team

    Bruno Lucas Dias, Jorge Pimenta
  • Second Stage Team

    Bruno Lucas Dias
  • Stabilization

    Hlm - Humberto Lopes / Helder Frade Fametal
  • Specialities

    Hlm - Humberto Lopes
  • Client

    Rosa Cristóvão, Leonel Morgado
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© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

"There is no humanity without technical objects, just as there is no humanity without language." Edmond Couchot

Downstream, just a few miles from the spring of the Alge creek, two imposing cliff faces appear, massive walls ripped by creek and time alike!

Diagram
Diagram

The Crags of Saint Simon are imposing indeed, and of unmatched beauty. Refreshed by the crystal-clear waters of the creek and its distinctive vegetation, they bestow upon the place a magical feeling of peace and tranquillity, where nature and humankind become one. The sound of the running water and birds, the solemnity of the rock faces provide those enjoying the location with an unforgettable encounter with nature.

© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

One hikes down the path, once opened by the strength of bare arms with the help of a mule, to set off on a journey through time … finding, at the feet of the crags, where creek and margins blend, an old inactive watermill and an oven which used to bake bread with the wheat and corn flour straight from the grindstones!

© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

This local lodging project is born out of the respect of the existing language, and aims to requalify the constructions and their context, faithfully respecting, as much as possible, its past use.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The development was cost-limited, aiming to maximize reuse existing elements of the mill. Therefore, the project is focused on a resolution of the interior, by using a single-material covering: pinewood, one of the natural elements of the region. External interventions are limited to window frames (replaced by new double-glazed wooden frames) and thermal improvements to the roof. Internal spaces are drawn per their function, their lighting and with a purpose of well-being. Four distinct spaces were created: rest, hygiene, meals, and leisure. The combined result is increased thermal comfort of the building and better potential for its use.

© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

The target audience is of middle or upper-middle socioeconomic class, both nationals and foreigners.

This is a place of refuge, for blending with nature, with the comfort and expectations of modern living. 

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Cite: "Moinho das Fragas / Bruno Dias arquitectura" [Moinho das Fragas / Bruno Dias arquitectura] 07 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/804733/moinho-das-fragas-bruno-dias-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884

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