Cristovão House / Atelier Cais

Cristovão House / Atelier Cais

Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Windows, FacadeCristovão House / Atelier Cais - Image 3 of 28Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Shelving, Windows, ChairCristovão House / Atelier Cais - Stairs, HandrailCristovão House / Atelier Cais - More Images+ 23

  • Architects: Atelier Cais
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  210
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Francisco Nogueira
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Jular, Projecto Mosaico, Tons de Pedra
  • Author Architects: Guilherme Bivar, Marta Pavão
  • Architect In Charge: Marta Pavão
  • Water And Sewage, Thermal, Acoustic: Patrícia Ferreira, João Rovisco
  • Structure: David Camões
  • Air Conditioning, Electric, Telecommunications: Fernando Correia
  • City: Lisboa
  • Country: Portugal
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Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Windows, Facade
© Francisco Nogueira

Text description provided by the architects. From the existing plot, there was an access garden, a degraded two stories house, and a backyard garden. The project had as the main goal the requalification of the existing house and its expansion, through not only a new implantation and back facade design, as well as the optimization of the roof morphology for a new attic area. In order to promote the new functional program and get a better spatiality, it ran a total reorganization of interior layouts of the ground and upper floors. Through the rise of the existing ridge quota and the volumetry of the roof, the house was offered a new attic area with a great connection with the surrounding, through a terrace. The front facade remained unchanged.

Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Stairs, Handrail
© Francisco Nogueira
Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Image 25 of 28
Ground Floor Plan
Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Facade, Garden
© Francisco Nogueira

The backyard topography was totality redefined, as initially, it presented a level far superior of the house making the interior/exterior relation impossible and damaging natural lighting and ventilation. In the backyard, there was drawn an outdoor dining area, along the axis of the kitchen; a small garden related to the living room and a water tank, for refreshment in summer months. The house has solar orientation Northeast-Southwest and is for a family of a couple and a child.

Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Shelving, Windows, Chair
© Francisco Nogueira
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Cristovão House / Atelier Cais - Image 3 of 28
© Francisco Nogueira

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Cite: "Cristovão House / Atelier Cais" 12 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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