1974年4月25日，葡萄牙左派军事政变的第二首密码歌曲 Zeca Afonso的《Grândola Vila Morena》在通讯设备中响起，几个小时之后，这场本应在几个月前进行的革命戛然而止，葡萄牙从独裁政权中解放出来。同一天，该项目的基地被废弃，变成了无名住宅的现代废墟之地。42年后的今天，建筑师重启建造，将这个特殊地段的建筑变为住宅，使其开启新的旅程。
It was probably a few hours after the “Grândola Vila Morena” by Zeca Afonso, echoed on the telephony, the 2nd ‘password-song’ of a revolution that would free Portugal from a dictatorial regime, on 25 April 1974, that a journey which had begun a few months earlier was abruptly interrupted. The construction site was abandoned that same day, becoming a kind of contemporary ruin of an anonymous residential building. 42 years later the process was retaken, redefining a new journey to turn this peculiar lot into a House.
▼项目概览，overview © Cunha Pimentel
▼总平，基地中部狭窄，两端呈扩大趋势 © NPS Arquitectos
site view，the central area of the site is very narrow, widening both north and south
The terrain, with its eccentric shape is part of an irregular urban mesh, sometimes precarious and industrial, but consolidated, and fruitful in folds and breaks. Like the waist of a body the central area of the site is very narrow, widening both north and south.
▼入口，entrance© Cunha Pimentel
▼入口空间，entrance space © Cunha Pimentel
▼轴侧，北侧两层，南侧三层 © NPS Arquitectos
axonometry，two storeys in the north and three storeys in the south
The found structure of pillars and beams in reinforced concrete is generous, almost excessive. The proposal arises from the dialogue between this existing structure and the new one. The staircase, placed in waist of the lot works as the new structural element that reconciles in itself the stabilization of the whole. Reducing the load on the existing structure, the secondary beams are all in wood. The irregularity of the plot end’s up having repercussions on the section, unfolding the two levels to the front (north) into three sub-levels to the interior, facing the backyard (south). Despite the geometric irregularity, the different parts of the house keep a high level of permeability. Rather than holding just one function, the rooms seek to be versatile places with their own spatial and light specificities, capable of housing different uses.
▼一层中部的楼梯 © Cunha Pimentel
stairs in the middle of the first floor
▼一层南侧与庭院相接 © Cunha Pimentel
the south side of the first floor is connected to the backyard
▼南侧庭院 © Cunha Pimentel
the backyard on the south side
▼从二层露台看向南侧庭院© Cunha Pimentel
view from the terrace on the first floor to the backyard on the south side
▼细节，粗糙的混凝土砌块 © Cunha Pimentel
details，rough concrete blocks
The house is sheltered from the outside, whether closing itself through two big blind and cuted walls (east and west), whether winding itself from the public road (north) through a facade punctuated by a wicket and a patio with zenithal light, to, thereafter, relate generously with the interior of the back patio (south). The building is as a compact unit, a refuge with recurrent relationships between interior and exterior spaces, but always intimate. The natural light, sometimes reveals and animates, sometimes cuts and omits the ‘sweet disorder’2 of the spatial composition.
▼二层北侧的露台 © Cunha Pimentel
the north terrace on the first floor
▼从室内通高空间看向露台© Cunha Pimentel
view from interior height space to the terrace
▼从露台看向通高空间 © Cunha Pimentel
view from the terrace to height space
▼二层北侧的通高空间 © Cunha Pimentel
height space on the north side of the second floor
The almost non-existence of surface treatments unveil a tension between the roughness of the surfaces and the adornment caused by the joints of the materials, such as the in-situ concrete, the concrete block, the terrazzo and the wooden panels.
▼三层卧室，bedroom on the second floor © Cunha Pimentel
▼卧室夹层，mezzanine of the bedroom © Cunha Pimentel
The main purpose was to build a live container, but in a secretive way, it should confine without oppressing, creating the base for a versatile laboratory for living.
▼平面图，plans © NPS Arquitectos
▼剖面图，sections © NPS Arquitectos
Project：The Broken House
Location：Porto | Portugal
Architects：Rui Neto, Sérgio Silva (Authors) , Francisco Corte, Mariana Santos (Colaborators)
Engineers：Tisem Engenharia, Lda
Contractor：ACA Sociedade de Construções, Lda
Woodwork：José Reis e Filhos, Carpintaria e Mobiliário
Metalwork：Metaldri, Construções Metálicas, Lda