Casa dos Patios project aimed to refurbish an eighteenth-century urban villa, located in one of the most charismatic streets of the city center, featured by a mixture of commerce, services and housing uses.
João Morgado is a young architect and started working as architecture photographer in 2008. He has collaborated with several architects such as Aires Mateus, Bak Gordon, Gonçalo Byrne, Pedra Silva, Wiel Arets and others.
After many years in state of abandon, the Musico apartment was an empty shell when it was bought by the client, creating numerous opportunities but also challenges to the design team. At a concept level, the main aim was to enhance the character and the materiality of the space by adding only essential new features.
Cloaked House was clearly inspired by the place, a piece of land surrounded by chestnut trees, incredibly ripped into the mountain, flanked by a stream that flows down the hillside and a magnificent open view of the other side of the valley perfectly nestled into the natural landscape.
The Dovecote-Granary is a place of serenity and introspection, where one can establish a strong connection with both nature and oneself. Without a conventional function the space is its own purpose: a treehouse-temple of sorts.
The project consists in the renovation of an apartment that will provide housing to a young couple. The building where it belongs is from the late 70’s, a time characterized by intense fragmentation and small areas (60m2).
This monolithic home is located on a piece of land in Ourém, characterized by its rectangular configuration, with a descending slope in the south direction (next to the public road). The difference in height between the highest point and the lowest point is approximately 4.50m.