This project located in Rua da Firmeza (Bonfim, Porto) consists of two types of intervention: rehabilitation of the existing house and the construction of a new building for collective housing.
The lot has about 1000m2 and is characterized by an outside area, that surrounds the pre-existing building, which allows the creation of parking places, while still maintaining the public area as a green space and leisure.
The intervention in the existing house, located in the interior of the lot, keeps its language and volume, only passing through the recovery of the building and adaptation of its internal subdivision.
The new building, that will be located in the face of the street, respects the language of the pre-existing building, in a contemporary interpretation of its characteristic layout. For exeample, the choice of materials and the scale and rhythm of the design of the facades. In this way the urban front is consolidated in a formal balance with the neighboring buildings.