The project Casas Alcaide is located in the historic center of the city of Braga. The main facade was preserved, through its reconstruction with some of the original elements, combined with new elements – namely the spans, due to the need for the complete demolition of the existing ones. The interior of the building, the rear facade and the roof assume a more contemporary language, materialized in the construction solutions and materials used and adapted to the new needs of uses.
▼入口立面，entrance facade ©NUDO
▼背立面采用更为当代的设计语言，back facade with contemporary design ©NUDO
The building consists of five floors, four of them above the threshold level with apartments that vary between t1 and t4 typologies. On the ground floor, in addition to the common atriums that provide access to the elevator, the stairs and some of the apartments, there are also patio areas belonging to each of the apartments that confront the existing wall section.
viewing the street from the common atriums on the ground floor ©NUDO
▼底层入口大厅，the common atriums on the ground floor ©NUDO
▼公寓室内概览，overall of the apartment interior ©NUDO
▼公寓室内走廊，hallway of the apartment ©Carvalho Araújo
On the floor below the threshold, where the garage is located, there is an important archaeological find that has been preserved and integrated into the project, not only as a way to dignify it, but also as an element that values the atrium on this floor and the intervention itself.
▼地下车库，underground parking lot ©NUDO
archaeological remains ©NUDO
detail of the staircase ©NUDO
▼总平面图，site plan ©Carvalho Araújo
▼地下层平面图，basement plan ©Carvalho Araújo
▼首层平面图，Ground floor plan ©Carvalho Araújo
▼标准层平面图，standard floor plan ©Carvalho Araújo
▼顶层平面图，top floor plan ©Carvalho Araújo
▼剖面图，section ©Carvalho Araújo
Project name: Casas Alcaide
Architecture: Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design
Client: Promolanhoso – Promoção Imobiliária S.A.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Construction area: 538 m2
Site area: 2057 m2
Contractor: Costeira – Engenharia e Construção, S.A.