Pátio do Meco is a single-family house located in the historical center of Aldeia do Meco. It has a patio with a vernacular structure and we ensured it kept its original identity. The boundary of the lot is defined by the newly rebuilt house, which has the social areas and the extension, along with the private ones. Mediterranean elements like the well, the roof tiles and the shading reeds gain prominence within the patio. The urban morphology is respected and the new construction promotes an anchorage within the surrounding, in a unique line. The project recreates the past in order to regenerate the present.