Sao Francisco House in Guarda

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Sao Francisco House in Guarda

Typical Residence in Portugal: Interior in Guarda – design by FPA – Filipe Pina Architecture

25 Mar 2018

Sao Francisco House

Location: Guarda, Portugal

Design: FPA – Filipe Pina Architecture

Sao Francisco House

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

Photos: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography

Located in the city centre of Guarda, this is an urban typical house of the first half of the 20th century, presenting 3 sides and a garden.

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

The surrounding buildings are characterised by several types of construction, a consequence of the successive city urbanistic growth stages.

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The clients (and also friends) wanted a pragmatic solution to the project, “willing to renew and rehabilitate the house with minimum demolition and in the most economical way”.

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The optimal conditions and building characteristics of the house allowed for a good project development.

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Soon the architects understood that the living spaces of the house needed to be simplified, as it did show some old-fashioned elements added over time by the different owners, with external parts losing their coherence and some gloomy interiors agglomerated in quite messy, obsolete and isolated rooms.

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

The original functional layout of the house was kept, and inserted few changes in view of adapting it to actual modern requirements, namely for the kitchen, toilets and bathrooms, and very seldom demolitions which allowed new internal paths.

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

It was also decided to keep the original floors, wooden structures, some the roof and surfaces.

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

Now the house lives from its inside where all spaces merge into one unique light and bright room.

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

Therefore, the initial goal was achieved, with São Francisco being a clear and objective solution to the clients’ needs and requirements, on top of an enhanced friendship, with costs in line with the initial estimates of approximatively 280€/sqm.

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

Sao Francisco House, Guarda – Building Information

Architect: FPA – Filipe Pina
Team: Filipe Pina, Romeu Dinis
Year: 2017
Area: 275 sqm
Location: Guarda, Portugal

Sao Francisco House in Guarda

Photographer: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography

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Location: Guarda, Portugal




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