House in Taíde

This house was built in accordance with the pre-existent farm buildings’ implantation and orientation.
The aim was to explore two autonomous construction methods by confronting and intercepting them:
– One uses the existing granite walls from the farmhouse, its windows and doors stonemasonry, to shelter the entrance garden and house work areas.
– The other, which enfolds the living areas and bedrooms, is made of a continuous concrete structure with aluminium frameworks.
In the garden, a flagstone pavement reunites the swimming pool and the original stone tanks.

Photos: xavier antunes