We kept the square schist well, the old fruit tree and the location of the old accesses to the land on the north and south sides. The geometric reasons for the proposal were in place – tree and well.
We tried an "S". We failed.
We tried a "4", we failed again.
An "H" emerged, occupying the center of the plot: the "legs" could embrace the tree and the "arms" could go around the well.
The "H" has a social patio to the south, sheltered from the slanting east and west sunlight and protected from the predominant north-westerly winds; the entrance patio is to the north. The house has a single floor (as if) carved from the earth. A high threshold grants access to the landscaped roof.
The west wing is reserved for meeting, relaxation and services such as the bathrooms and laundry.
To the east there are two bodies connected to the central volume (stretching northwards and southwards) to make up the rest of the "H" and these are used as a garage and the lounge area.
The original schist walls were reworked, extended and rebuilt because of the landscaping obligations in Rua do Carvalhinho.