One of the most wonderful Secrets from Portugal is its imposing architecture and today we’re going to tell you everything about the best architecture projects. The number of the best architecture projects built in Portugal, with the signature of Portuguese architects, is growing and at a fast pace. So today we will show you a rehabilitation project that is truly worth seeing: the House by Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos.
The project featured the rehabilitation of an existent construction which, given its state of degradation, functioned only as support for the agricultural activity, however, it was necessary to consider an area for housing. The existent construction consisted of an area of traditional stone masonry walls and a late addition of poor characteristics and state of conservation in plastered brick walls. We’ve opted to demolish the latter in order to highlight the original features of the stone volume. In the farm existed also other traditional constructions of great interest such as a granary, a mill, a tank, and a stone threshing floor.
All of the existent constructions, in granite masonry, characteristic of the region, were recovered and, having into consideration the maintenance of the trees and the vines – very important for being the source of income of the farm – we’ve chosen to introduce the second volume, for the house, framing all of the existent constructions and emphasizing the granary and the threshing floor which now results on a leisure patio and also an area for the agricultural activities – such as shearing of animals.
Therefore, the recovery of the stone monolithic volume is distinguished from the also monolithic new volume, composed of two-layered volumes, all in glass and metal, animated by the wooden shutters that also operate as shading, when open.
Best Architecture Projects: Correia/Raggazi Arquitectos
Discover other projects from Correia/Raggazi Arquitectos, such as Restaurante das Lapas, in Vila Meã, Agrotourism, in Melgaço, Sothesby, in Carvoeiro, House in Castelo Melhor, Hair salon, in Porto, the rehabilitation of an apartment, in Braga, and many other amazing architectural projects that push the name of Portugal, in the architectural field, to the front of the eyes of the world.
Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos pursues quality through its projects innovation and rigor, believing that architecture is a process of synthesis. An extraordinary process that ends in material good, which embodies different factors, material and immaterial, such as the interpretation of a site, the identification of a scale problem, or the intervention of materials as their plasticity has great importance in our work. Fundamental is, also, the identification and domain of its constructive logics.
Each work is unique, regardless its dimension or budget. Therefore, we invest in relations based on mutual trust between us and our clients. Convinced one is entering subjective fields of different cultural contexts, we seek to converge the will of our clients and our professional ethics.
For we believe the quality of a work reflects the clients that promote it.