This old stone barn in Viana do Castelo, Portugal was converted into a minimal residence by architects Sofia Parente and Andre Delgado which have recently formed a new architecture practice named ParDo. They changed the interior entirely, but left the original exterior. On the ground floor, there are two sections. The kitchen and dining room are located at the lower section, and the living room is on the upper section. A wooden cube was built at the center of the apartment to support the mezzanine floor that houses bedroom and wardrobe. Due to the low budget of the project, architects have chosen cheaper building materials. For example, the wooden box, frames around the windows and doors, the kitchen cabinetry, and the floors of the mezzanine were made from birch plywood.
Project by ParDo
Photos by Jose Campos