Considering the roughness and the remoteness of this terrain it would be difficult (and extremely expensive) to assemble construction yards for a traditional building. Thus, in this case, to use prefabricated structures was not just a choice, but the only efficient option we had to simplify the building process within such conditions. At the very first moment the commission would be to distribute several touristic rooms over the terrain. We proposed not rooms but small houses, so that some of them are able to work not as tourism unites but as full-time houses. Mixing these two different programs (tourism + housing) we guarantee that this complex would not have a seasonal use, being inhabited during the whole year and not just in the vacation period. This multifunctional approach promotes the intensity of this complex’s occupation, therefore fostering its frequent maintenance and improving the security of this area. This project was an opportunity to make new experiences within the Gomos building system: in each house, all the technical installations (water, electricity and climatization) were concentrated in just one module, and extended to the other models externally. This procedure was standardly repeated in the whole project, accelerating its production/assembly process.
LOCATION: Paradinha, Alvarenga
PROJECT LEADER: Samuel Gonçalves
PROJECT TEAM: Inês Vieira Rodrigues