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PROJECTINDEX
 
PATIO HOUSE AS A CONTEMPORARY HOUSING MODEL
Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes

A Casa Pátio como um modelo de habitação contemporânea
This project aims to demonstrate that the patio-house, despite its long history and use, is still a contemporaneous typology.
To that effect, we created autonomous dwelling units of the patio-house typology, inserted into multi-family dwelling buildings. That way, by promoting new logics of execution, we seek to contribute to the resolution of contemporary societies ‘problems in the context of a strong densification and population saturation. Hence, the Patio-House typology appears in the context of this investigation as a new mode of urban re-qualification, with greater impact in densely populated cities, degraded and abandoned urban centers, insalubrious dwellings with low natural lighting, where the spatial organization of the dwellings does not match the population´s new demands. The use of the patio was not a plea to tradition but the use of an architectonic element that generates buildings and intends to be a contribution to solve problems in discontinuous and fragmented environments.