Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Lisbon studio Orgânica Arquitectura have completed a two-storey residence behind the solid stone walls of an otherwise ruined house in Sintra, Portugal.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

A wall of windows at the rear of Cabrela House overlooks a small courtyard, which is bounded by the retained stone structure.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

The new steel-framed house has a pitched roof that imitates the profile of both the existing building and the adjoining property next door.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

A living room, kitchen and work studio can be found on the ground floor, while two bedrooms are located on the storey above.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Similar projects from the Dezeen archive include a concrete house atop stone building remains in the Swiss Alps, a Corten steel artist’s studio inserted into a ruined Victorian dovecote, and two houses where a steeply-pitched roof covers an old dry stone construction in the Spanish Pyrenees.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Photography is by Fernando Guerra.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Here are a few words from the architects:


Cabrela House, Sintra, Portugal

On the site we found ruins of a house waiting to be recover.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

On the interior a house emerges: we preserved the limit walls and we designed an exterior space.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

At the same time we harmonize the smalls existing volumes that follow the house next door.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

On the main floor stay the kitchen, the living room and a small studio and at first floor two bedrooms.

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Architecture: Orgânica Arquitectura (Paulo Serôdio Lopes, Teresa Serôdio Lopes, Marta Belém)

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Client: José Silva Pereira

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Area: 142m2;

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura

Local: Cabrela, Sintra, Portugal

Cabrela House by Orgânica Arquitectura