THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT

by Arc Street Journal February 1 2019, 08:05 ARCHITECTURE - HOUSES ARCHITECTURE

THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT

Balazar's House in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal by Nuno Merino Rocha Architect. 

 

Conversion of an existing structure, a farm storage building in a good state of conservation, to new tourist accommodation. The original structure, which contains 80 sq. m plus another 40 sq. m oor space, was nothing but walls and a wooden roof structure covered in roof tiles. The aim was to preserve the structure’s characteristics whilst providing the necessary conditions for habitation. The programme is distributed over two oors, whereby the lower level is the living/ reception area made up of two living room areas with di erentiated characteristics and a kitchen/dining space. The upper level is divided into two independent volumes – bedrooms and bathrooms. The lower level, whilst open plan, creates di erent zones through the use of various oor levels, varying window sizes and placements and the presence of the upper volumes, thus creating more intimate areas.
The totally independent upper volumes explore the imaginary of the local farm buildings. Open wood ribbing partitions call to mind dryland landscapes, adding a certain ambiguity to the relationship between the various spaces – simultaneously intimate and exposed. The nishing in the lower level is in trowel-smoothed screed, with the upstairs spaces nished in pinewood. The window spans feature intentionally crude concrete frameworks and a concrete replace is the focal point of the central living space. This is an intervention based on subtraction and addition. 

 

Architecture: Nuno Merino Rocha  >  nunomerinorocha.viewbook.com 

Location: Povoa de Varzim, Portugal 

Photography: Joao Ferrand (c) JFF

 

 

(PT) Casa de Balazar
Transformação de construção existente, armazém agrícola em bom estado de conservação, de forma a garantir a adaptação ao novo programa de alojamento turístico. A construção, com 80 m2 acrescidos de 40 m2 de área coberta, resumia-se a paredes e cobertura com estrutura de madeira e telha. A intervenção procura preservar as características do conjunto dotando-o das condições necessárias para ser habitado. 

O programa é organizado em dois pisos sendo o inferior a área social da habitação, composto por duas áreas de sala com características diferenciadas e um espaço de cozinha/zona de comer. O superior é dividido em dois volumes independentes, correspondentes aos quartos e sanitários. O piso inferior, apesar de se desenvolver em open space, cria áreas distintas através da modelação dos pavimentos a diferentes cotas, do carácter das aberturas introduzidas e da presença dos volumes superiores que dão origem a zonas mais íntimas. Os volumes superiores, totalmente independentes, exploram o imaginário das construções agrícolas locais, uma espécie de recriação de sequeiros em ripado aberto de madeira, que introduz alguma ambiguidade na relação entre os vários espaços da habitação, em simultâneo íntimo e exposto. O acabamento das áreas inferiores é em betonilha queimada e das superiores em madeira de pinho; as aberturas são marcadas com molduras de betão intencionalmente rude e uma lareira em betão pontua o espaço central. Trata-se de uma intervenção de subtracção e soma.

 

 

THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
THE REHAB OF BALAZAR'S HOUSE IN A NEW TOURIST ACCOMODATION BY NUNO MERINO ROCHA ARCHITECT
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