Alpuins / Branco Cavaleiro & Associados, lda
Textual content description supplied by the architects. This challenge refers back to the Rehabilitation of the constructing: Casa Alpuim (Casa dos Agorretas) and its Enlargement (BlockA), situated within the metropolis middle of Viana do Castelo. This emblematic constructing is a neo-manueline city Palace believed to have been constructed within the seventeenth or 18th century.
Based mostly on the regulation of the Historic Middle of Viana do Castelo for the world in query, was developed a rehabilitation and restoration challenge, that occupies the beforehand talked about constructing, adapting it to the perform of multi-family housing, however sustaining its architectural options and most of their authentic parts.
The rehabilitation and its conversion into housing centered on returning the constructing to its preliminary splendor, sustaining its essential traits. The facades have been rehabilitated, preserving all their parts and traits, sustaining the primary picture of the constructing.
This intervention returned an emblematic constructing to the town that was in a big injury and introduced the folks again to this central space of the town with the creation of superior high quality multi-family housing.
The architectural intervention of the inside within the current constructing was very considerate, searching for to protect a big a part of the unique building parts (skylights, vertical accesses, marbled partitions, plaster ceilings) and guaranteeing the required enhancements when it comes to the constructing’s thermal and acoustic efficiency.
We use supplies and building methods appropriate and coherent with the historic second and character of the buildings, with all the building system of the present constructing being product of wooden and the ceilings and skylights product of ornamental plaster.