Building Restoration in Travessa do Ferraz

Building Restoration in Travessa do Ferraz

Architecte
Paulo Freitas e Maria João Marques Arquitectos
Lieu
Travessa do Ferraz 2, 4050-251 Porto, Portugal | View Map
Année du projet
2019
Catégorie
Maisons privées
Inêsd’Orey
Fiche technique du produit

ÉlémentMarqueProduct Name
ToiletRoca
Interior lightingFARO Barcelona
MicrocementSika
SikaDecor®-801 Nature
WashbasinDuravit
D-Code
Ceramic tileCS Coelho da Silva, S.A.
Domus
Switches and socketsEFAPEL
Quadro 45

Fiche technique du produit
Toilet
Interior lighting
Microcement
SikaDecor®-801 Nature by Sika
Washbasin
D-Code by Duravit
Ceramic tile
Switches and sockets
Quadro 45 by EFAPEL

Building Restoration in Travessa do Ferraz

Paulo Freitas e Maria João Marques Arquitectos en tant que Architectes.

In the heart of the Historic Center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we come across a building in decay, reduced to the strength of its stone walls.

The challenge was to create a contemporary interior that, starting from this pre-existence, would recreate a configuration of spaces and materials with strong references to Porto’s 19th century architecture.

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Inêsd’Orey

Currently, the building comprises two dwellings and a space with a commercial vocation. The dwellings are organized into two overlapping autonomous units, one studio apartment and the other a 3-bedroom apartment.

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Located on a corner that divides two streets with prominent slopes, the building adapts to this morphology, presenting entrances at different levels. One, at the lowest level, from Rua da Vitória, offers access to the commercial area. Another, at the highest level, from Travessa do Ferraz, guarantees access to the dwellings.

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Inêsd’Orey

The narrowness between streets creates a great proximity between the facades of the first floors. Only the last floor rises above the surroundings, projecting a view over the Historic Center from a generous balcony.

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Inêsd’Orey

As it is a restoration, the project sought an approach to the original materials and construction techniques of the 19th century. The existing stone walls were restored and prepared to receive the new structure. A set of structural wooden beams support ceilings and floors in the same material, combined with joists and thermal and acoustic insulation materials. Perimeter metal beams fixed to the stone walls and connected to the wooden structural elements stabilize the whole.

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Inêsd’Orey

All windows received new frames in solid wood. All iron elements were restored. The receded upper body was covered in zinc on the walls and ceramic tile on the gable roof, in dialogue with its surroundings and fitting in with the landscape of the historic center.

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Inêsd’Orey

The exposed wooden structure, the white that connects walls and ceilings, the gray furniture, and the warm color of the wood that covers the floor are the continuous elements that flow between these spaces.

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Inêsd’Orey

The options underlying this restoration considered the current requirements of comfort and health, specifically regarding the ventilation of spaces and reduction of thermal losses, as well as the occlusion of all infrastructures.

The project was guided by the principle of reversibility, with maximum respect for the pre-existing conditions.

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Inêsd’Orey
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Inêsd’Orey
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Inêsd’Orey

Material Used :
1. Windows: 
Aluminum, OS System, Grupo Sosoares
Wood, Windows, Gercima

2. Roofing: Ceramic tile, Domus, Coelho da Silva
3. Exterior cladding: zinc, Perfil Ondulado, Vmzinc

4. Interior lighting:  
Stainless steel, Asa by Álvaro Siza, OSVALDO/MATOS
Stainless steel + wood, STOOD, Faro Barcelona

5. Interior furniture: Wood, grey Wood Panel, Valchromat
6. Interior walls: Drywall, Aquapanel, Knauf
7. Toilet: Porcelain, Meridian, Roca
8. Washbasin: Porcelain, D-Code, Duravit
9. Bathroom wall coating: Microcement, SikaDecor®-801 Nature, Sika 

Crédits de projet
Thermal and Acoustic Behaviour
Structural Engineering
Produits utilisés dans le cadre de ce projet
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prochain projet

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Maisons privées
Pals, Spain - Construction terminée in 2020
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