This Refurbished Home Was Built After the Original House Collapsed

By: Christopher Magsambol - Nov 16, 2015
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This single-floored home in a Sao Paolo suburb was constructed as a refurbished alley home. The original home was owned by an aging woman, whose family wished to move her out of her dilapidated and crumbling home. Rather than spending money on a new apartment, the family believed that renovating the area would suit the family best.

Architectural firm 'Terra e Tuma Arquitetos' were tasked with the completing the renovation, which saw the original space repurposed to fit the needs of its elderly tenant. After careful demolition, the house was completed in six months.

The narrow interior has all the essentials conveniently located. A small kitchen, living and dining area are in the front of the house, with the bedroom in the back. A small outdoor courtyard connects the two ends of the home, while providing a small outdoor space for its owner.