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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

HOUSE ON A WAREHOUSE in Torres Novas, Portugal by Miguel Marcelino

 
September 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Miguel Marcelino

The briefing was to build a three-bedroom house on top of a warehouse built in the 80’s, where part of the roof was made with a flat slab and a small balcony, precisely with that idea of later building the house.

Given the constraints of the existing warehouse, the house shape turns out to be automatically set: a box that rests on the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Miguel Marcelino
  • Project: HOUSE ON A WAREHOUSE
  • Location: Torres Novas, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Structural Engineering: 560Eng (João Esteves)
  • Plumbing Engineering: 560Eng (José Rodrigues)
  • Project: 2007-2010
  • Construction: 2011-2012
  • General Contractor: João Felício
  • Gross Floor Area: 138m2
  • Gross Volume: 437m3
  • Building Footprint: 114m2
  • Site Area: 4.108m2
  • Energy Efficiency Class: A
  • Client: Cândido Vieira
  • Software used: progeCAD

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

The rooms are placed to the east, the toilets to the west, as well as the kitchen, looking to a centennial olive tree. The existing balcony will be maintained and “duplicated” as a shading element. The living room is placed south where its south east corner is diagonally cut in a way that the balcony could enlarge and offer an outdoor area protected from the sun and rain, overlooking the valley.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

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