César Machado Moreira Arquitectura – Casa na Gateira – Home in Afife
Address: Rua D. João I, 298, 4450-162, Matosinhos, Portugal WEBSITE
Name of the project: Casa na Gateira / Home in Afife
Architects/authors: César Machado Moreira
suppliers – companies: Bruma, Sósoares, Sanitana, Others in the team: Carla Barbosa, Ricardo Granja
Photographer: José Campos
Location (City, country): Afife, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Year of completion: 2021
Total area (m2): 234,60
Site area (m2):779,38
César Machado Moreira Arquitectura – Casa na Gateira – The project for this holiday home in Afife, in the North of Portugal, takes as its main condition the ruins and the silent connection they established with the surroundings.
With the belief that the ruins contained enough attributes to become the main arguments of the project, the principle was to find the balance between leaving all the parts intact understanding the structure and fragility of the original ruins and incorporating the necessary divisions to respond to the dwelling program.