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Fonte da Luz Housing, Portugal : Oporto Residential Building
Housing in Porto – design by Barbosa & Guimaraes
4 Jun 2012
Fonte da Luz Housing
Residential Building in Oporto
Design: Barbosa & Guimaraes
FONTE DA LUZ
On a street corner on the Foz of the Douro in Oporto, where once have existed a square and a fountain, the new roads, were built higher “sinking” the pre-existing buildings.
Some of the buildings, unfortunately, were replaced, others with some difficulties resisted.
In this batch of street corner, only the robustness of the exterior masonry of granite weathered over the years, which like a skeleton waiting patiently for a new “body.”
The project involves the rehabilitation of the pre-existing granite masonry, introducing in its edge, a prism fully coated copper, and with a volume identical to that we thought it was the pre-existent.
This new approach, organizes three units: a commercial space, an office and housing.
This new “body”, frees a park space, which enables the access to housing. The housing is developed on three floors around the volume of the ladder, whose transparency guarantees the fluidity between the various functional areas of the program.
Inside of the building we used the usual materials: the wood, the marble and the plaster.
Fonte da Luz Housing Oporto – Building Information
Title: FONTE DA LUZ – HOUSE, OFFICE AND STORE
Site: foz do douro | porto | portugal
Client: cosmaral – construção e engenharia civil lda
Architecture: barbosa & guimarães – josé antónio barbosa, pedro lopes guimarães
Co-workers: miguel pimenta, paula fonseca, josé marques, henrique dias, filipe secca, mafalda santiago
Structures and stability: época, lda . antónio martins
Construction company: cosmaral – construção e engenharia civil lda
Project director: joão fonseca
Photography: José Campos, arqf architectural photography
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Fonte da Luz Housing architect : Barbosa & Guimarães
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