Cirurgias Urbanas II,
Arquitectura e Reabilitação
Cirurgias Urbanas I,
Arboricultura e Arquitectura Paisagista
Alexander Bogorodskiy Photoshoot.pt Architectural Photography
Madalena HouseThe intervention tried to recapture the original image of the house, built in 1967, but also, at the same time, providing it with a contemporary language.
One of the generating ideas of the intervention was to create an open connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing balance and amplifying the qualities of both spaces. To do this, the openings on the ground floor are wide and the existing exterior paving was cut to give place to a garden, existing only as a continuation of the interior.
The plan was reorganized around the existing central staircase, topped by a new skylight that floods the surrounding spaces with natural light. The social areas were redesigned, breaking the existing compartments and replacing them with a new open area that guarantees a natural flow and open views between it’s different uses.