Located in the mountains of southern Portugal, this project is the restoration and conversion of a traditional stone Quinta by Adam Richards Architects.
It involves the radical re-ordering of the building’s internal spaces to meet the client’s needs. The house has been comprehensively rebuild and extended, with exterior stonework sensitively restored, and married to a dramatic contemporary design that opens it up to the light an the landscape.
Two narrow strips forming a cross in plan, containing functional elements such as stairs and kitchen equipment, overlap each other across three storeys within the stone box of the main house. These define different sized spaces that contain the principal activities, for living, dining, cooking and reading.