Mordoma Guest House

Mordoma Guest House

Valdemar Coutinho Arquitectos
Praça da Erva, Portugal
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Mordoma Guest House - Urban Rehabilitation

Valdemar Coutinho Arquitectos as Architects

The building is located in the city of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, is a privileged block in terms of location, it is bordered on the west by Picota Street, next by the Erva Square. The building, with an area of deployment of 66m2 consists of ground floor and 3 floors, features an architecture of urban Portuguese language on the end of the nineteenth century. The program summed up essentially in maintaining the premises on the ground floor and the creation of two housing for local accommodation. The project was conceived in order to maintain the identity of the building, without misrepresenting the memory that they emanate.. There was the need for a new structure based on wooden profiles, giving the building a great stability. All the necessary structural development was carried out respecting the initial structural mesh. The finishing materials show contemporary materials, linked to the memory of the building, cohabiting in perfect symbiosis with the existing elements. It highlights the work the combination of joinery and plasterboard with the existing stone masonry facings. On the top floor, the spatial distribution is enhanced by structural rafters of the roof timbers, with the space environment with adequate natural lighting.

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