The Three Cusps Chalet is about dualities: front and back, street and block interior plaza, work and home, natural wood and painted wood.

Conceived as an annex (serving the small palace by its side) and siting at the heart of the roman walls of Braga, the Three Cusps Chalet documents Portugal’s history and diaspora, combining typical eighteen hundreds portuguese architecture and urban design with an alpine influence unexpectedly brought via Brazil.

There’s a great sense of light and space in this building: dividing walls were kept to a minimum and the 19th century architecture was allowed to be the protagonist, with the original staircase organizing all of the building’s spaces.

Maintaining its original constructive techniques, materials and functions, this historic building was given back to the city, to people, to a use, by making it fit for today’s way of living.