CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS, a world acclaimed architectural practice based in Porto, pursues projects with innovative approach while declaring that „architecture is a process of synthesis”.
House in Melgaço is a property arised on a ruined property, located on a cultivation land among vineyards and pine forest. As being asked by the client to recover and augment the house in order to create an agricultural tourism wine center, the team of CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS took a challenge keeping in mind primal vision of the client, while staying true to their own prinicples.
Describing the final outcome, the architects say: "The volume is repeated, respecting the scale and tradition; at the recovered volume one will keep the granit walls and same roof tiles, the new volume reinvests himself with a contemporary materiality that enriches this dialogue. The interior finishes of both houses, in contrast with the harshness of the exterior, will be in wood."
"This proposal provides a better relation since the entrance of the plot, with the vineyads to one side and the two volumes that frame and value the existent terraces, which we intend to enhance and recover according to their original features."