Villa Theatro
Ivo Tavares Studio
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Shower traywedi
SanitaryDuravit
FaucetBruma
PaintingCIN, S.A.
BusSaint-Gobain Weber

Product Spec Sheet
Shower tray
by wedi
Sanitary
by Duravit
Faucet
by Bruma
Painting

Villa Theatro

Arquitectos Aliados as Architects

This building was originally designed in the early 20th century by Architect Moura Coutinho to house a bakery on the ground floor and offices and residential units above. Several changes of use and changes to the design ensued towards the end of the millennium. Early in the new century, Arquitectos Aliados were commissioned to design and coordinate a compre-hensive overhaul of the building including the interior design package and delivery, this time with a strong hospitality component whilst keeping the commercial condition on the ground floor.

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

The original façade, with its two markedly asymmetrical lower floors in contrast with the rigorously sym-metrical upper floors, owes its conception to early 19th Century architecture and to several trips Moura Coutinho had made to France. On the ground floor, the plinth in local grey granite and a high relief frieze showing Sumerian-inspired winged figures in faux granite are notable elements, as well as the wider entryway for accessing the shops and the more elegant door for going upstairs.

On the first floor there is a beautiful bow window above the door to the upper floors and a set of three deeply arched windows above the commercial door. The upper floors display sets of three markedly horizontal windows and the top floor is adorned with a faux colonnade and dormer windows of Parisian design on a terracotta tile roof with eaves, instead of the zinc lining used in the roofs of Paris.

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

The original building's shades of pink, grey, and white have now been replaced by mustard yellow, ivory white and cream white. The rear facade has retained its symmetrical design with the same con-temporary attitude, also evidenced in the spatial and functional composition of the interiors. The terra-cotta tile roof is now lined in white zinc in order to house and harmonize the various new roof compo-nents parts such as ventilation units and skylights. Overall, nine variations of short term accommodation flats were designed and built, along with sup-porting services and storage areas. Seven of the units are totally different, and Arquitectos Aliados were responsible for the interior design package including all FF&E and all furniture.

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

We proposed a new stairwell and elevator (not foreseen in the original design), a large lobby instead of the original two small ones, and making the 1st floor terrace accessible by removing a cluster of small annexes that were on the way. This project started in 2016 and ended in 2022, after 3 years of work on site under close supervision by the design team.

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

Team:
Architecture Office: Arquitectos Aliados, Lda
Main Architect: Susana Leite . arq / Luis Barbosa e Silva . arq
Promotor: Villa Theatro
Constructor: Invenio
Engineering: Encep (structures), E3E (mechanics), Speed ​​of Light (electricity / ited), Engª Luisa Miguel (hydraulics) Amplitude (acoustics), Exactusensu (fire protection)
Interiors Team: Arquitectos Aliados, Lda (responsible: Susana Leite, arch.)
Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio

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

Material Used:
1. DURAVIT: Sanitary
2. CIN: Painting
3. WEBER: Bus
4. WEDI: Shower tray
5. BRUMA: Faucet

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