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The Granary House Arouca
by Mimahousing lda

The Granary House Arouca by Mimahousing lda
Photo by José Campos

Mimahousing lda has completed the Granary House in Arouca, Portugal.

Designed by Marta Brandão, the two-story guesthouse features a slate roof, a roof terrace, and a slatted timber facade with integrated sliding panels.

Exposed details inside and out showcase a traditional timber post-and-beam framework, while the slate roof tiles were recycled from nearby ruins. Heat-treated wooden slats on the exterior conceal sliding glass doors for varying transparency and openness.

Inside, the exposed ceiling beams and joists are complemented by soft-beige micro-cement finishes on the outer walls.

The Granary House replaces an old granary building near a river and matches its predecessor's height, shape and footprint.

This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Mimahousing lda
Project: The Granary House Arouca
Credits: Marta Brandão and Mimahousing

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