Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos’ project is the last phase of a series of additions that began in the 18th century with the construction of two buildings, the main house and the servants’ quarters, standing a few meters apart. This new project attempts to clarify the circulation between the different parts that have been united, and adds a new feature to the group by closing the L shape of the two original buildings set perpendicularly, with a new addition, changing the L into a U form, creating a courtyard with an open portico that frames the river view.
Quinta da Boavista, Mesão Frio, Portugal
Program: mixed-use building renovation
Architect: Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
Collaborators: Marta Lourenço, Filipa Roque, Angelica Treccarichi, Razvan Chelu
Area: 800 sqm