Casa Rio is the result of the renovation, lead by
This discovery was taken as the starting point for the renovation of the rural structure and a contemporary reinterpretation of the spaces in the house. The geometry of the three original independent volumes is maintained but unified through a slab perforated by a central patio that fills with light the entire social area, located on the ground floor. On the upper floor, this platform is converted into a green roof which offers a new intimate garden to all rooms and private areas of the house.
In terms of materiality, the aim of the design team was to create a strong contrast between the two floors. On the ground floor a rougher materiality, denouncing the tectonic of the construction, transmitting the sensation of living inside a granite excavated mass, with a very strong relation with the exterior space. And in the upper floor, the geometry of the three original houses is denounced throw their materialization as pure white volumes, flooded with light. On this floor, the high right feet, the wooden shutters, the white and the wooden floors recreate the feeling of a typical Portuguese country house.