- Space :
Textual content description equipped via the architects. QBN residence sits on the perfect level and west prohibit of the circle of relatives farm, in a rural and low-density house of Viana do Castelo.
The home is surrounded via the greenery of the farm, a panorama characterised via a big number of timber, plants, trees, stone masonry terraces, slate paths, granite water tanks, cultivated fields, and orchards.
The previous building, now refurbished to transform the circle of relatives residence, were a secondary development of the farm, in the past used as a faculty, wine cellar, and agricultural garage, at other classes of its historical past. Divided into two stone masonry juxtaposed volumes: a coated however open building contiguous to the road and a two-story development subsequent to it.
Going through the road, there’s the amount stored in a slate masonry facade, in continuity with the prevailing exterior partitions. The Northside is completed with thermo-treated trees vertical strips to compare the contiguous trees structured roof. The gable roof of the two-story development has been modified to the probably authentic hip roof, leading to an larger quantity and top of the facade.
Get entry to to the home is made in the course of the coated house, on the higher flooring degree, the place one unearths the doorway, the workplace, and the passage to the principle quantity that hosts the average spaces of the home and the playroom. The prevailing openings have been stored and new ones have been created in order that those divulge the colours of the tree canopies to the interior of the home.
The principle area of the home is the lengthy room with a 13,5m period and a sloped ceiling. This room has other spaces: piano house, residing and eating room. The eating house is highlighted via the birch plywood panels, which duvet one wall and the sliding door to get entry to the kitchen and proceed into some of the kitchen cupboards, marking the outdoor. At the decrease flooring are the personal areas of the home, 3 bedrooms and a front room with get entry to to the lawn.
Extra conventional answers have been selected in an try to use herbal and recyclable fabrics, akin to lime-based plaster for the facades, trees window frames, trees roof construction, flooring construction made with trees beams and forged picket panels forums, insulated with expanded cork granules and pavements completed with Riga picket.
The refurbishment of the QBN residence aimed to support the residing stipulations with out detracting from the development’s persona, preserving cohesion with the opposite structures of the farm and respecting its integration into the environment.