An austere and traditional exterior, materialized in rough granite, blends gently with the surrounding constructions

The brief was to transform an ancient community oven, owned by the client’s family for decades, into a comfortable, single bedroom vacation house, with space to gather the family when needed.

The original construction was a small, single-story volume, with thick exposed granite walls and a gable roof. A walled area, including an almost ruined porch, complemented the property.

Rural House in Portugal by HBG Architects
Photo © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

The region has very cold winters and stifling summers. According to the brief, the intervention should also provide ease of use in both situations.

Located in a small, well-preserved village in the rural centre of Portugal, the house, as many…

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