miss'opo guest house by gustavo guimarães in oporto, portugal miss'opo guest house by gustavo guimarães in oporto, portugal
jan 15, 2015

miss'opo guest house by gustavo guimarães in oporto, portugal

miss’opo guest house by gustavo guimarães in oporto, portugal
all images courtesy of gustavo guimarães

 

 

 

‘miss’opo’ by gustavo guimarães is a guest house in the center of oporto, portugal. according to the architect, the project was ‘born from the desire to transport the joy of intimacy to a more comprehensive life project, one of a public nature.’

 

 


video courtesy of gustavo guimarães

 

 

 

the program consists of six apartments, a restaurant space, a foyer-shop-gallery, a multipurpose space and technical areas, all of which are distributed throughout the building as if rooms in an old house.

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guest house entrance 

 

 

 

the home is meant to provide an atmosphere of shelter, giving back the original function of habitation. ‘alongside this, we have also respected and integrated its more recent period, extolling its raw and industrial character, a present reminder of the textile unit which was dramatically implemented in the 1970s,’ guimarães adds.

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guest house entrance

 

 

 

restoration as respect for history by reinterpreting its content was the theme the architects were interested in exploring. ‘this process of conception-construction took up all our energies for two years of our lives. in the frenzy of the new, while we built and filled the house, we emptied the other one. miss’opo was born.’

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the bar 

gustavo guimaraes missopo guest house oporto portugal designboom
restaurant 

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embedded shelving of the restaurant

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detail of the windowsill

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apartment living room

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(left) apartment bedroom
(right) apartment bathroom

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exploded axono of the programs

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location diagram

 

 

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