Janeanes House in Condeixa, Coimbra, Portugal

Janeanes House, Condeixa-a-Nova Home, Coimbra Residence, Portuguese Renovation Project, Images

Janeanes House in Condeixa

Weekend Home in Coimbra: Portugal Architecture – design by Estudio Branco Delrio Arquitectos

25 Aug 2016

Janeanes House

Architects: Estudio Branco Delrio Arquitectos

Location: Condeixa-a-Nova, Coimbra, central Portugal

Janeanes House

Janeanes House

The access area of this site is a welcoming space as the existing buildings and stone walls convert it in a confined a shady location. As you course along westward, the slope to reach the highest part of the garden is considerable. At this point, stripped of limits, the distant mountains are the only horizon.

Janeanes House

Janeanes House

The task consisted in converting the agricultural use buildings into a weekend home for a four generation family. Thus, the usual program of a single-family house: living room, dining room, kitchen and five bedrooms, is organized so that each space can be used with a degree of intimacy and independence. To this program was also requested the addition of a library.

Janeanes House

Janeanes House

Janeanes House Janeanes House

The main areas of the house occupy the old corrals – four stony and dark volumes, with very occasional openings, adjacent amongst but with no communication between them, located at different levels and following the slope of the land with North orientation.

Janeanes House

Janeanes House Janeanes House

The project proposes two fundamental operations: first a new longitudinal axis that cuts across the various existing buildings, like a corridor carved in stone that unites the various spaces. Secondly, two new patios enable natural light to reach the innermost parts of the house.

Janeanes House

The work is completed with an exterior dining area and a swimming pool located near the existing barn floor at the upper part of the land, taking advantage of the best views and most advantageous sun exposure.

Janeanes House Janeanes House

Throughout the work process the idea of contrast and surprise was always present. An exterior that mimics the stony and massive surroundings is very distinct from the sober and very illuminated interior that offers a delicate unexpected encounter in contrast with the rough brutality of the circumambient.

Janeanes House

Janeanes House in Condeixa – Building Information

Architecture: João Branco
Electricity: PMF
Thermal: MinimEnergy
Construction: CityLoft
Location: Condeixa-a-Nova, Coimbra, Portugal

Janeanes House

Photography: do mal o menos

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