situated in rua de d. joão iv, porto, the pedro ferreira architecture studio’s ( PF architecture studio)’ casas da baixa’ goes through refurbishing a little 19th-century block into a contemporary multifamily home.the intervention means to hierarchize and rearrange the existing typologies, reformulating the entire and designing a number of independent real estate units.
casas da baixa, rua de d. joão IV the apartments differ between studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom typologies, keeping the positive concepts of the pre-existing structure. in spite of its advanced state of degradation, the natural and vernacular layout of the whole was so evident that it became the beginning point for the conceptual meaning of PF architecture studio’s style.
free-floor home with mezzanine the initial building system, consisting of sturdy walls in granite, floors, roofing, and wood structures, was primarily preserved apart from few replacements and corrections. the outcome is 11 synergistic apartment or condos that can either have private or shared gain access to, where the white of the walls and ceilings contrasts with the warmth of the pinewood floors, developing a consistent discussion in between the preexistence and the intervention. the typologies are marked by the variation of finished floor levels and usage of the attic location, leading to free-floor plan houses where the mezzanines play a remarkable role in the interpretation and living of the interior area.
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