The NG House in St. Tirso, Portugal was designed by Arquitectos Anónimos to sit on the existing stone wall, the house is finished in wooden skin and full glass at both sides, creating a beautiful contrast on the materials.
+ Architectural concept courtesy of Arquitectos Anónimos
Sometimes we dig up foundations only to cover them up again. A safe certainty to determine what´s showable in the pre-existings. This extension, a wooden finished container, side toped with big glass plans, answers to a simple program possible to become a private house.
It is an open space with the pavement equiped, ready to receive the adequate facilities (bath and kitchen modules) to become a single person house.
We design a light metalic system which permits ample overhangs, freeing up the interior space from other structural elements or walls. The transmition of forces from the tube-box is supported on the powerful existing stone wall.
+ Project credits / data
Name of the project: NG House
City: St. Tirso – Portugal.
Architects: Arquitectos Anónimos®, Maria Veloso and Vasco Aragão.
Structural consultant: Hélder Ferreira
Photos: © Abel Andrade