Dwelling in Cacela Velha / GSS arquitectos
Textual content material description supplied by the architects. The house is located inside the Algarve, south of Portugal, inside the historic village of Cacela Velha. It’s a rehabilitation enterprise for an outdated house from the beginning of the 20 th century. Over time it has undergone a variety of modifications. Initially, it was a small house for a farmer with the respective agricultural warehouses. Later a 2nd floor was expanded and has remained until instantly.
This increased floor resulted in an unbalanced and significantly bizarre volumetry, accentuating the verticality of the event, contrasting with the underside floor extension of the house alongside the highway. It was our intention to return some volumetric coherence to the event, resorting to the creation of a pergola, with a lightweight shading cowl in pine poles, primarily based totally on thick pillars, over the terrace to the east.
To the north, the establishing had a blind façade, with a reasonably unfavorable seen affect. To counteract this seen affect and to visually reinforce the unity of the establishing, 2 vertical spans have been created (one on each floor) which act as a hyperlink between the two flooring.
The first façade of the house, on the ground floor stage, had 8 spans wrapped in a mortar physique, a bit elaborate for the favored construction attribute of the world. We tried to simplify this physique, giving it just a bit further width and limiting its design to the type of the current span. The skin shutters have been modified by half shutters, to make sure the entry of pure delicate into the within of the house and, on the an identical time, give privateness to the particular person.
We tried to reinvent the patio thought, so attribute of this part of the nation, making a lounge house and a small swimming pool with the character of a pond. The pool shouldn’t be totally buried, rising from the underside, allowing a pure and spontaneous experience of the home.
Your full outside home is walled, given the proximity to the road, thus guaranteeing privateness for the within of the patio. This masonry wall is traversed on the prime by a board that culminates inside the entry gate.
Your full inside was demolished and a model new division was made. The lounge, at patio stage, has an open relationship with the floor, providing a relaxed and informal use. On the upper floor is located the primary bed room, spacious and with entry to the 2 current terraces.