‘loios’ by OODA in porto, portugal all images courtesy of OODA

portuguese practice OODA is in the process of converting an 18th century building in downtown porto, portugal into an apartment block. ‘loios’ will contain with 18 housing units for tourists and students within a centralized location. currently, a large amount of old and historical building are unoccupied within the urban fabric and in need of a purpose. responsible management of these structures can positively affect the built environment, conservation of resources with social and economic benefits. the historic elevations will be restored and the ground level retail will be topped with five storeys divided into four stacked residences.

ensuring the spaces fulfill the needs of modern day tenants, a large-scale modular furniture piece will integrate a kitchen, storage, seating, bed and a bathroom. era paintings on church panels will be turned into digitized image and applied as a perforated surface. additional measures include paints, waxes and varnishes with vegetable bases, natural resins and mineral pigments.

loios building conversion in porto by OODA living module

loios building conversion in porto by OODA dining area

loios building conversion in porto by OODA exterior

loios building conversion in porto by OODA model of exterior

loios building conversion in porto by OODA model

loios building conversion in porto by OODA model

loios building conversion in porto by OODA location plan

loios building conversion in porto by OODA context plan

loios building conversion in porto by OODA floor plans / level 0-roof

loios building conversion in porto by OODA floor plan / penthouse

loios building conversion in porto by OODA section

loios building conversion in porto by OODA facades

loios building conversion in porto by OODA program diagram

loios building conversion in porto by OODA conceptual process

loios building conversion in porto by OODA historical images

loios building conversion in porto by OODA digitized historical images

loios building conversion in porto by OODA historical images applied to module

loios building conversion in porto by OODA module form studies

loios building conversion in porto by OODA module’s functions

loios building conversion in porto by OODA module’s functions

loios building conversion in porto by OODA module fabrication

loios building conversion in porto by OODA sun energy distribution + rainwater reuse diagrams

loios building conversion in porto by OODA construction detail

loios building conversion in porto by OODA existing conditions

loios building conversion in porto by OODA existing conditions

loios building conversion in porto by OODA existing conditions

project info:

team: diogo brito, rodrigo vilas-boas, francisco lencastre, lourenco telles menezes type: commission size: 1444 sqm status: starting construction schedule: completion 2013 collaboration: ccad, gatengel, noraqua, cezero images: pixelfactory