The site investigation has addressed the problem of residents' aging and the Portela homogeneous distribution of residences in terms of blood affinity by a design methodology of life cycle. The parameter of time was investigated in micro and macro span through the day and through the life cycle of the family which shows understanding of residents needsSuch an approach has led to the conclusion that common spaces between the family are needed and can work with the use of adaptable surfaces in the area of the kitchen while keeping the privacy of the rest of space. More investigation could be made on the effect of the common area on adjacent private spaces to show more specificity and diversity according to the 3 types of houses for grandparents, single relative and family with kids. Rich presentation, parametrization of diagrams with rules in the scale of space organisation that contributed in further research of details and surfaces.
This group indicated mainly the possibility of interior changes in the environment of the selected area fragment on the floor plan. They focus on application of modular elements and emphasize the importance of changes over time in any flat. They introduce a wide range of options to use these elements. Interesting of this proposal is that the interior changes or adjustments may be made by any.
Quite intersting idea of variable connection and division, closing the living space between two housing units.
Regardless of the analysis of the specific solution here presented, it is remarkable on this proposal that it is focused on the smallest scale of the dwelling. This group seems to have realized that the furniture, the domestic objects or any customized detail on the construction can reinforce the sense of belonging and the process of appropriation of a new residence.