Fonte da Luz Housing – Oporto Residential Building

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Housing in Porto – design by Barbosa & Guimaraes

4 Jun 2012

Fonte da Luz Housing

Residential Building in Oporto

Design: Barbosa & Guimaraes

Fonte da Luz Housing - Oporto Residential Building
photos : © José Campos Moreira – Porto

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.

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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.”

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photos : © José Campos Moreira – Porto

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.

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photos : © José Campos Moreira – Porto

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
Project: 2004-09
Construction: 2009-11
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
www.arqf.net

Fonte da Luz Housing images / information from Barbosa & Guimaraes

Fonte da Luz Housing architect : Barbosa & Guimarães

Location: Foz of the Douro, Oporto, Portugal




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