Henrique Barros Gomes
Construction Company: DBC Construções
Aldeia de João Pires, Penamacor, Portugal
An austere and traditional exterior, materialized in rough granite, blends gently with the surrounding constructions, but contrasts with a clearly contemporary interior, delicately shaped into a cosy, warm and comfortable space, with a surprising luminosity.
The main focal element of the intervention is the customized stair-bench-table-fireplace, that sets all the rules for the project.
Light input, carefully controlled through zenithal openings, produces dramatic effects on the bush-hammered stone and on the wooden elements that proliferate in the house, changing its ambience throughout the day.
The walled patio includes a shed and a small garden, some trees and a stone-lined pond.