Marble and geometry: refurbishment in Oporto by FALA ATELIER

The refurbishment of an old clothing store in Oporto into a real estate agency by Portuguese studio Fala Atelier features pure forms, scale and proportions, using different types of marble with an enormous precision.

 

Collage. Real estate agency in Porto, by FALA ATELIER © FALA ATELIER

Collage. Real estate agency in Porto, by FALA ATELIER © FALA ATELIER

 

The clients acquired an old clothing store in the suburbs from Oporto. The brief requested the space to be transformed into a new agency for their real estate company and the intervention had to be designed and implemented in less than 4 weeks. The new design should define the conceptual basis for all their future stores. (more…)

Casa Maternidade in Oporto, Pablo Pita Architects

The intervention aims to adapt this typical Porto dwelling typology to the daily contemporary routines. This is set from a depuration exercise, developing mainly the stair core, in order to achieve a unifying element that could relate all these different spaces.

La casa Maternidade is a semidetached house occupping a restored nineteenth century building. It conceptually reinterprets the core of this type of model, recognizing the importance of light.

The portuguese Pablo Pita Architects based in Oporto, propose a design that generates a new scale on the core of the stairs, overlapping this new vertical path that runs along the existing house, achieving new crossing points with different visual and spatial relationships between all levels.

 

© José Campos. Architectural Photography

© José Campos. Architectural Photography

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