In the pretty Portuguese town of Albergaria-a-Velha, a local architect rehabilitates a dated architecture
An Tired Old House is Upgraded with a New Outdoor Recreation Zone
By Michele Koh Morollo
In the rural town of Albergaria-a-Velha in Portugal’s picturesque Aveiro District, architect Maria Fradinho of local practice Frari renovated a single-level family house to include new exterior spaces so its owner can make the most of Aveiro’s pleasant, year-round climate.
The owner, who works in metallurgy, had four key requirements for this project. He wanted to transform the property’s annex into an area for entertaining come rain or shine, as well as remove one of the existing rooms and redistribute the space towards other programmes; the final criterion was to correct the house’s dysfunctional water filtration system. Scroll through the gallery below (Photography: Ivo Tavares Studio; Production: Nikey Cheng) to experience the bright, healing power of the design: