A Red-Mortared House With An Old Timber Roof Structure

This is landscaped to include a patch of circular decking for outdoor dining made from building’s old timber roof structure.

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The former winery was built by the client’s grandparents in the 20th century. After inheriting the building, they tasked Extrastudio to create a family residence on the site located in Azeitao, a small village in southern Portuguese city Setúbal.

An orange orchard in the back garden forced the architects to maintain the winery’s original footprint and overhaul the walls of the existing structure instead.

To maintain coherence between new and the old parts of the walls, the architects covered the building in a red-pigmented lime mortar. The application creates a rough texture, with patches of lighter and darker pigmentation.

“A natural red pigment was added to the mortar, to reinforce the building’s presence, allowing the house to age gradually and changing its tonality, without ever requiring a coat of paint,” said the studio.

“Over the days and months, the colour of the house alters, lighter or darker depending on the humidity, almost black when it rains,” it added.

The mortar also includes pozzolans – materials like powdered brick and heat-treated clay – which strengthen it and protect against weathering damage. Mortar also covers the wall fronting the property and the metal entrance gates feature a similar pinkish hue.

This is landscaped to include a patch of circular decking for outdoor dining made from building’s old timber roof structure.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are placed on the first floor, which connects with a small attic room in the apex of the roof. Its walls, floors and ceiling are painted white, and the space is brightly illuminated by a series of rooflights and a pivoting porthole window. Extrastudio transforms Portuguese winery into red-mortared house