The timeless nature of stone.


VIGÁRIO HOUSE

Location
Paredes - Portugal
Scale
450 sqm
Status
Completed
Project Date
2007
Completion Date
2015
Client
Private
Team
Bruno André + Francisco Salgado Ré + Alice Babini + Catarina Fernandes + Rui Israel
Consultants
Strongaxis
Photos
FG+SG

The project is the outcome of the privileged context of the existing ruins,
setting the conditions that unfold the new architecture narrative.

The new organism adapts itself to the old stone walls, filling the existing interstitial spaces,
unifying the mass and providing a contrast backdrop against the rough stone
surfaces – the main characters in the narrative – in a close dialog between the old and the new.

The stone ruins are the main element in the plot, being the new body a silent ally and a neutral stage.
On the other hand, the new body translates a gesture that respects the nostalgia and history of the past,
thus avoiding its loss and its fall into oblivion. At the same time, the new intervention uses the past
for its own benefit, taking advantage of the geometry, textures and visual properties.

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