Project: Administration Office Author: José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira, Arq.; No Arquitectos, Lda Collaborators: Joana Leite, Arq.; Diana Fernandes, Arq. Localization: Trofa Year: 2008-2009 Photography: Armenio Teixeira
History of rehabilitation of a rehabilitation. Confuncio suggested that everything is beautiful but not all come. Whoever once decided to promote a humble house-servant’s house, in what would later become the manager of the Portuguese delegation of a multinational, is certainly part of the Confucian school. Strangeness reminiscent of the old carcass that has been swallowed by the volumetry of an industrial structure. Changed the owner and asked me to decorate the space - would be the office of the presidency (?). It was not so simple. I accepted. He would demolish part of the rehabilitation, he would preserve what the servant belonged to. I saved walls, roof, floor and window frames (the last two, in fact, recent). I took advantage of the physical properties of part of the raw materials as a project basis. I drew and chose furniture. When everything seemed ready, he photographed himself and left with the certainty of his truncated duty: - Excuse Mr. N. Can you tell me when they dismantle the split?