Shale partitions and slate tiles assist pay homage to the historical past of this Nineteenth-century constructing in Portugal, which has been reworked right into a household residence by Portuguese studio Filipe Pina.
Positioned within the centre of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, a metropolis in Portugal’s Guarda district, the house was renovated with the intention of balancing historic parts with fashionable design.
Creating the house across the constructing’s current options, Filipe Pina retained the unique slate and shale partitions, with three of the 4 facades stored intact.
“We stored the outside partitions and all of the facades, solely the south facade was re-designed,” studio founder Filipe Pina informed Dezeen.
“The southern elevation of the constructing has suffered over time, being redesigned relying on the wants of the previous house owners with no architectural hyperlink with the unique development.”
Knowledgeable by the supplies of the present constructing, the newly designed south facade is clad nearly completely in slate tiles organized in a scallop sample. A portion of the shale wall has been left uncovered, with timber accents including a contemporary twist to the constructing.
“The southern facade was designed to create the identical complexity that existed earlier than,” mentioned Pina. “The selection of slate is a re-interpretation of the earlier facade.”
“It was advanced and poor, however lined with wooden and slate. We needed to revamp the facade that was ‘forgotten’,” he continued.
Whereas the house’s inside needed to be largely redesigned, the studio aimed to retain as many current options as attainable, together with inside shale partitions, which are actually used to divide the areas on the bottom ground.
Inside, the rooms of the house are organized throughout two ranges, with a kitchen, dwelling, and eating space on the bottom ground and three bedrooms and two loos on the higher ground.
Massive glass doorways on the highest ground supply views of the encircling panorama, with terraces extending from two bedrooms.
Downstairs, the rooms characteristic uncovered shale partitions together with different parts that draw upon the constructing’s historical past, together with a staircase together with the eating space comprised of native schist stone sourced from the unique flooring.
“The steps are comprised of schist stone, which may be very typical to this area, that was within the pre-existing flooring,” mentioned Pina. “The stones had been minimize down and put again collectively, and we put them to a brand new use.”
Further pre-existing partitions body the backyard area, which options authentic granite sawmills and shale ruins.
Based mostly in Guarda, structure studio Filipe Pina Arquitectura was based in 2015 by Portuguese architect Filipe Pina.
Different tasks just lately accomplished by the studio embrace a gabled extension to a Portuguese farmhouse and one other farmhouse extension with a corrugated metallic pores and skin.
The pictures is by Ivo Tavares Studio.