Corujeira 113
Ivo Tavares Studio
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Sanitary wareRoca
MicrocementSika
Painting and varnishingCIN, S.A.
Thin reinforced plaster for facadesDiera
Electrical equipmentEFAPEL
Laminate Flooring and DeckingFINSA

Product Spec Sheet
Sanitary ware
by Roca
Microcement
by Sika
Painting and varnishing
Thin reinforced plaster for facades
by Diera
Electrical equipment
by EFAPEL
Laminate Flooring and Decking
by FINSA

Corujeira 113

Impare Arquitectura as Architects

The work on the old Porto Industrial Slaughterhouse, with a project by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, and the redevelopment planned for Praça da Corujeira, are examples of the transformation of the city of Porto, so that in the near future the eastern part of the city can respond to the current needs of a contemporary city, with qualified spaces and facilities, linked to an efficient public transport network.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

The rehabilitation of the heritage built there is therefore crucial to the supply of housing in that part of the city. In anticipation of these changes, we were commissioned to refurbish a duplex flat, in a 1960s building located in Praça da Corujeira, designed by the architect Agostinho Ferreira de Almeida (1913-?), co-author of the Lionesa Silk Fabric Factory, a 1946 project and, coincidentally, author of a residential building in Rua do Amparo, where we recently completed another project to refurbish one of his flats.

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Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

The Corujeira flat has one floor facing the street that delimits the square, with a garage and main entrance, and another lower floor with a small private patio at the rear, facing the Dragão Stadium.

This flat had a labyrinthine spatial configuration, disqualified by successive uses, with smaller rooms and irregular shapes that didn't promote the connection between the two floors.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

The proposal aimed to organise and clarify the circulation spaces and qualify the remaining spaces. The three-bedroom typology was maintained, incorporating another bathroom and, on the lower floor, the connection to the small outdoor patio and all the social and service spaces was reinforced: a large living room that integrates the kitchen, a technical space with a laundry room and a service toilet.

The spatial distribution of the flat separates the sleeping areas from the social area, creating the necessary privacy in relation to the entrance which, through a split vestibule, organises access to the garage, the bedrooms and the lower floor.

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

Team:
Architecture Office: impare arquitectura
Main Architect: Paulo Seco
Collaboration: Filipe Lourenço e Rita Neves
Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio

photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio
photo_credit Ivo Tavares Studio
Ivo Tavares Studio

Material Used:
1. Finsa: Laminate Flooring and Decking
2. Grupo Sosoares: Aluminum frames
3. Diera: Thin reinforced plaster for facades
4. CIN: Painting and varnishing
5. SIKA: Microcement
6. ROCA: Sanitary ware
7. W7: Faucets
8. Teka: Dishwasher
9. Geberit: Flush toilets
10. Tupai: Hardware for carpentry
11. Vescon: Textile lining
12. Efapel: Electrical equipment

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