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Osquared transformed a 19th-century building at “Rua de Cedofeita” into a new residential development of cosy, high-end apartments in Porto downtown.
Located in one of the most emblematic shopping streets of Porto, the project combines a ground floor shop level with living areas on two storeys while preserving the former spatial structure and concept.
The original interior staircase, central to the building, is the source of inspiration around which the entire architectural and design concept evolves. The composition of dividing arches and granite masonry extend this sense of connection.
The peaceful dialogue between two centuries is evident in the whole project of 1 store and 5 apartments (Studio and T1) where great natural light invades each room throughout the day.
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Modern meets classic
The intended layout created a set of apartments and shop, maintaining the whole structure and spatial concept of the preexistence.
In spite of its advanced state of degradation, the interior’s romantic layout – which was still evident, particularly through the staircase was the starting point of the setting up of the design proposal.
Prime location in historic area of Porto. A simple and rigorous layout, where spaces are strongly lightened, marked by maintained elements of the original spaces: the arches that divide spaces, the granite masonry, woodwork, and stairs.
The result is 5 apartments (studio, 1-bedroom,) and one store, where the interior space creates a peaceful dialogue between past and present, echoed in contained and elegant spaces, animated by the variation of daylight.