Hostel in Parede, Cascais

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Hostel in Parede, Cascais

New Architecture in Portugal – design by Aurora Arquitectos + Furo

12 Apr 2018

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

Location: Parede, Cascais, Portugal

Design: Aurora Arquitectos + Furo

Novo Projecto Hostel na Parede / New Project Hostel in Parede

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

The interior of this building was in a state of ruin but, despite that, its roof was still standing.

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

Its complex geometry, with four corner pyramidal volumes, determined the project structure and interior partitions, dividing the plan into 9 modules.

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

In the centre module, a staircase joins the three floors, contaminating the space with its yellow glow and natural light coming from above. Its drastically rounded corners carry, in a hidden way, all the building’s vertical services.

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

The architects were asked to consider the project as having a high level of flexibility in terms of future use. A Hostel at first, capable of becoming a single-family house with little changes. This is how the autonomous volumes containing the bathrooms came to be, easily removable should one want larger bedrooms.

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

The overall building’s structure also derived from the logic of easy future transformation. The main structural grid is composed by laminated steel, with light steel framing in slabs and walls.
On the upper floor, there are 4 bedrooms, each one with a bathroom within an autonomous volume.

At entrance level, there is the front desk, common areas that can be used by all guests – kitchen and dining/living room.

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

The semi-basement is also occupied with bedrooms. There is an exterior passage, completely painted in blue, that connects directly the front of the house and the back patio. This patio facing east, with two trees, will be an outdoor lounge area.

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

Hostel in Parede, Cascais

Photos © do mal o menos

Aurora Arquitectos:
Aurora Arquitectos
Serralves House, Porto
photo © Maria Timóteo
Aurora Arquitectos studio was founded in the year 2010 by Sofia Couto and Sérgio Antunes and is the natural consequence of the work they have been carrying out together, as well as the experience and legacy of studio Kaputt!. The subject of their work has been buildings in their most varied scales, from small dwellings to large cultural infrastructures, as well as urban master plans. Both members are trained architects, but based on the discipline’s method they have carried out projects in various areas on architecture’s outer edges.

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