Typology: Renovation and expansion of a house
Area: 290 sqm
Inserted in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more specifically in the east slope, a few meters from the Castelo dos Mouros, the house was built in the middle of the 20th century and has undergone several changes over the last decades.
Characterized by a more social ground floor and a more intimate first floor, the whole already communicated directly with the garden, although in a more contemplative way. The creation of a winter garden occupying part of that garden was an attitude of sharing light and environment with the natural space.
The intervention aimed to create a spatial neutrality necessary for the use of spaces as a scenery for photography shoots for international publications. A space of communion between photography and other arts, from all over the world. In this sense, white and burnt cement adopt a more contemporary posture, maintaining the recovery of the brickwork, carpentry, hardware and fireplace as elements of nostalgia.