RT House in Porto

RT House, Porto Residence, Portugal Residential Building, Architecture, Photography

RT House in Porto

Renovated Portuguese Residence – design by A2OFFICE Architects

21 Jun 2016

RT House, Porto

Design: A2OFFICE

Location: Porto, Portugal

RT House in Porto

RT House

This project involved the rehabilitation of a house located in the center of Porto, with basement, two floors, attic and a small patio. The lower floors are open space interconnected social areas, thus enhancing the interaction between the spaces and spreading natural light.

RT House

RT House

RT House

On the 2nd floor, were implanted 2 bedrooms. All floors are connected by a new staircase that connects the spaces from the front door to the attic.

RT House

RT House

From the pre-existence it has kept the memory of a lantern that illumined the 2nd floor. In this new skylight window 3 new windows arise taking advantage of natural light and forward it to other spaces in the attic. In terms of artificial lighting, it was decided to create a minimal uplight integrated system in the house elements (walls, cabinets, ceilings) and thus, in a house with small dimensions, be achieved a hidden general lighting that makes the space highlight without adding to it.

RT House

RT House

RT House

RT House

The original granite walls were showed in some specific points, revealing the centenary main structure of the house. All the floor pavements were made with traditional wood beams, spiked in the granite walls such as the original wood structure of the house was built.

RT House

RT House

RT House

RT House in Porto – Building Information

Year: 2014 – 2016
Location: Porto, Portugal

A2OFFICE team:
Architect: Alberto Dias Ribeiro
Colaboration (Previous Study phase): Ana Fareleira

Process Management: AZU – Mediação Imobiliária
General Contractor: José Sousa Construções, Lda
State: Built

RT House

RT House

RT House

Photography: © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques

RT House in Porto information from A2OFFICE


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