Mompilher houses

Mompilher houses

Architect
Ana Coelho
Location
Rua da Conceição, Porto, Portugal | View Map
Category
Private Houses
João Morgado

Mompilher Houses

Ana Coelho as Architects

Intervention in a set of two 19th century buildings, located in the heart of downtown Porto, creating eleven housing units and keeping two commerce/restaurant units at ground floor level, also taking advantage of the gardened patio at the back. The complexity of the project resided in the union of the two buildings while trying to respect and maintain as much as possible the existing structure and architectural elements characteristic of both buildings, adapting the interiors to typologies that are compatible with the current requirements of comfort in housing and preparing them for a use that would allow the greatest extension of its useful life.

photo_credit João Morgado
João Morgado
photo_credit João Morgado
João Morgado
photo_credit João Morgado
João Morgado

The design of the main façade was mainly kept as it was, only adding some changes to the roof form and materials. The rear façade was changed according to a contemporary language preserving, however, all the characteristic elements of its identity, such as the masonry structure and the small granite chapel on the top floor. The interior spaces were designed as a match between classical and contemporary materials, using dark tone glasses and resin floors, contrasting with light tone natural marble and tridimensional colourful tiles.

photo_credit João Morgado
João Morgado
photo_credit João Morgado
João Morgado
photo_credit João Morgado
João Morgado
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Material Used:
1. Elekta resins
2. Estremoz Marble
3. Barro's “Czech” model three-dimensional tiles
4. Fénix benches

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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Three-dimensional tilesBarro
ResinsElekta
MarbleEstremoz White Marble
BenchesFENIX
Product Spec Sheet
Three-dimensional tiles
Czech by Barro
Resins
by Elekta
Benches
by FENIX
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