loios building conversion in porto by OODA
 
loios building conversion in porto by OODA
nov 03, 2012

loios building conversion in porto by OODA

‘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

  • I looked at him in perplexity and distress. Natasha

    Anonymous
  • Porto is full of this kind of extraordinarily beautiful buildings that are decaying because no-one lives in them. This looks like a nice renovation concept, however the central modular unit seems to be very limiting in terms of allowing people to decide themselves how they want to furnish and live. It also seems dupious to leave narrow corridors around the module when the space is quite limited. And what about the patterning? Another example of “Eat-this!”, where the tenants have to swollow the architect’s idea of having fun with a “historical reference”. It’s not contextual, it’s just plain ugly, because it serves no purpose. At least in the original tiles there is a story being told and a unique craft that expressed it, not photoshop and a cnc-machine…

    Max
  • @ Chaszer – What makes you think they haven’t done their research? This is a well executed project, a neat approach to a renovation project whether the idea has been attempted before or not.

    My issue with the design is the bed. I would hate to have to clear my desk every time I wanted to go to bed. I like my desk strewn with sketches, work and models. I also tend to leave my laptop there when I call it a day. Perhaps for the more neat conscious person this would work but I would find it a major inconvenience. I would just have to use the sofa as a bed.

    Small issue, it doesn’t diminish the overall quality of the unit. Well done.

    GoodCod
  • Outstanding!

    Lylia
  • This is a version of an old idea, from Corb”s “Plug ‘n Play” to a disaster relief module developed in the 80”s. Beyond the elaborate documentation, some of which reminds me of plumbing fixture ads in architect’s mags, featuring beautiful women, wet and wonderful, I don’t see The Beef. Yes, seemingly competent work, but given that the module idea could have done soooo much more, this presentation leaves one disappointed, and wondering why the architects weren’t more diligent in their research.

    Chaszr
  • Wow. This is just top level practicing. Congratulations!

    Steeven

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