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Striking Historical Building Renovation in Portugal: The Three Cusps Chalet

architecture Three Cusps Chalet Striking Historical Building Renovation in Portugal: The Three Cusps Chalet The Three Cusps Chalet (charmingly renovated by Tiago do Vale Architects) is a clear example of the Brazilian influence over Portuguese architecture during the 19th century. Siting at the heart of both the Roman and medieval walls of Braga, a stone’s throw away from Braga’s Cathedral (one of the most historically significant of the Iberian Peninsula) this is a particularly sunny building with two fronts, one facing the street at West and another one, facing a delightful, qualified block interior plaza at East, enjoying natural light all day long.

design project Three Cusps Chalet ideas Striking Historical Building Renovation in Portugal: The Three Cusps Chalet Confronted by both its degrading state and degree of adulteration, and by the interest of its story and typology, the design team took as their mission the recovery of the building’s identity, which had been lost in 120 years of small unqualified interventions. The intention was to clarify the building’s spaces and functions while simultaneously making it fit for today’s way of living.

design project Three Cusps Chalet 4 Striking Historical Building Renovation in Portugal: The Three Cusps Chalet Fitting with the strategy of maximizing light and the explicitness of the spaces, the material and finish choices used in this project were intentionally limited. White color was used for the walls, ceilings and carpentry due to its spacial qualities and lightness. Wood in its natural color is used for the hardwood floors and clothing room due to its warmth and comfort. Portuguese white Estremoz marble, which covers the ground floor, countertops and on the bathrooms and laundry walls and floors, was chosen for its texture, reflectivity and color. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Joao Morgado Architecture Photography]
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