Conversion of office into housing
Originally composed of two basements, a ground floor and three upper floors, the building was unoccupied and largely unremarkable throughout its interior.
The intention was to fully rehabilitate the two main façades over Rua Nova da Trindade and Largo Trindade Coelho, with the addition of one floor replicating the building's original image while balancing the volumetry and urban framing of this corner building. The new programme includes a commercial space on the ground floor and basements, with entrance from Largo Trindade Coelho, and ten small studio apartments on the upper floors, with independent access from Rua Nova da Trindade. Despite extensive interior rehabilitation, there was a concern to preserve the stone arches in the commercial area, guaranteeing the robustness of the original structure and preserving the traces of the building's history within the new space. Remaining heritage elements such as the stonework of the windows and the ironwork on the balconies were rehabilitated and replicated in the extension.
Location, Lisbon, Portugal
Area, 790 m2
Year, 2014 - 2021
Architecture, Jorge Ferreira, Pedro Silva Lopes, Teresa Barbosa (in-house)
Specialties, JSJ, JETJS, GLFV
Construction, Traço d'Obra
Interior architecture and design, Mafalda Junqueiro
Photography, Maria Bruno da Costa
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