Project name: Villa na Foz
Collaborators : Jana Císařová, Pablo Hernandez Esteban, Yashwin Dev, Francesco Santulli
Model making: Yashwin Dev
Archeology, historical reaserch: Roger Prieto, Helena Osorio
Photography: Pavan SuryaTeja,
This is the project for the restoration of a heritage protected building in the Foz Velha. It comprises a doorway that belongs to an XVI century construction, being cited in the classification municipal paper that this element is contemporary to the Castle of Foz. Even being the presence of medieval elements partial in the layered-by-time ruin, we assumed that the building owns the value of antiquity. Moreover, the spirit of a different era of humankind is present and this fact or other fatalities of the history determined that the building appears to be closed in itself.
We noticed that medieval European constructions that achieved our times, did eventually research closure from the public space. Coincidentally, contemporary local architectural tendencies seem to research closure, eventually to functionally protect themselves from the cars displeasure, eventually researching protection as a more psychological sensation of the place.
Our project is therefore based on the purpose of maintaining the medieval character of the exterior shape. Solid appearance, closed to the exterior.
The project of a double bedroom single family house, comprises the creation of a new floor with a generous terrace accessible by the main suite, with the main purpose of providing better conditions of salubrity and habitability of the building.