Cristóvão houseproject: requalification | increaseclient: private location: Restelo | Lisboayear of construction: 2017construction: BlueOfficephotography: Francisco Nogueira (http://www.francisconogueira.com/)From the existing plot there was an access garden, a degraded two stories house and a backyard garden. The project had as 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 runned 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 great connection with the surrounding, through a terrace.
The front facade remained unchanged.
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..