This is one of the oldest buildings in Rua dos Caldeireiros. Traditional construction features were preserved: the wooden structure on the facade was restored and lime-based mortar was used; in the structure of the floors, the wooden beams in poor condition were replaced with identical components.
The building is located on a 46m2 rectangular plot, with two facades. The construction solutions and finishes selected put into practice the idea of restoration using ‘plundered’ and antique elements originating either from the building itself or from other buildings in the city where they are no longer needed. In this way, the common dichotomy of new versus old employed in restoration is avoided.