Recovery and expansion of Quinta do Sampaio

Gouvinhas, Sabrosa


The house to which this work refers, designed by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, is located in the Douro region, municipality of Sabrosa.

This intervention includes: an existing building, to be maintained, consisting of three nuclei (two of which with patios function) and the other intended for housing; the execution of a new building, which communicates with the previous one.

The recovery of the existing building has proved to be of some complexity as its original schist walls present an advanced state of degradation, requiring demolition and full reconstruction of some areas. The new building, with one floor, consists of a laminar structure of reinforced concrete walls; the ground floor slabs are lightened, with an air chamber underneath and the solid roof, thicker, as it is intended to be landscaped.

Location: Gouvinhas, Sabrosa
Year: 2023