Location(City/Country):Montemor-o-Novo, Alentejo / Portugal
Year (Design/Construction):2010 / 2014
Area (Net/Gross):- / 335 m2
Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:-
Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:-
- Through the recovery of a house, the project engages with the history of the site, regaining the qualities of the past, while also reducing its embodied energy consumption and waste generation.
- The house takes advantage of natural light and ventilation with its large windows.
Project description as provided by the Architects:
It all began with the recovery of a house, consolidating its foundations to address a problem with capillary humidity.
The recovery then developed into a proposal for an extended intervention, like the recovering of a territory.
The goal of the construction was to liberate the landscape and emphasize the qualities of the place.
These kinds of projects are very intimate exercises; transforming a pre-existing structure into a house and regaining the qualities of the past.
It is a proposal that emerged from an understanding of the project’s relationship with time.
Authors : Manuel Aires Mateus / Francisco Aires Mateus
Project leader: Maria Rebelo Pinto
Collaborators: Luz Jiménez, Matilde Girão
Photos: Juan Rodriguez and Nelson Garrido (instagram: ngphoto.com.pt)