Sneak preview of our most recent project in Madeira. Rehabilitation and extension of an existing agricultural barn to a small guest house. The area is surrounded by beautiful trees in the mountains of the island.
Casa GSA is our first project where we are using wood has a structural material. In close conversation with the future inhabitants, we are projecting CLT (CrossLaminatedTimber) panels as walls,floors and roof, to create a sustainable villa that has most of its spaces on the ground floor level.
In the last visit to the building site in House GSG we could see the cork panels for the roof insulation. Its the first time we are using portuguese cork, after several failed attempts in previous projects. You can see in the picture the 4cm panell. Portugal has the largest cork oak forest area […]