DescriçãoOccupied by two ruinous rural buildings, the plot which the Torres family had purchase to build their weekend home develops over small terraces affixed to the side of the mountain, which lies towards the east.
On the first visit to the site two aspects became evident:
The vegetation upon the Lima River up to the Monte de Santa Luzia which almost obstructs the view of the sea.
The rock formation which dominates the site and invites one to rise it in order to allow a better view.
The solution was immediate, an eagle’s nest, which in spite of being hodden in tge brush, dominates the immense landscape from a terrace.
The rest was an analysis of the program adapting it to the topography.
The existing water mill and oil press, once restored, will become complementary of this resting space.
August of 1995
Dr. Alberto Torres e Família
Santa Leocádia de Geraz do Lima - Viana do Castelo - Portugal
December 1993 / September1994
June 1995 / June 1998
Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Ldª
Tiago Esquivel Faria
Fórum – Paulo Vila Real, Engº Civil
Coelho Construções, Ldª