Pedro Ferreira Converts a Dilapidated Property into 6 Contemporary Apartments

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This project from Alves da Veiga in Porto, Portugal, aims to convert an old nineteenth century building, that’s been left abandoned for decades, into a series of six contemporary apartments. Throughout the project, steps were taken to ensure it would retain its character and history, embedding it into the new properties.

A local architecture firm, by the name of Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio, took on board the challenge. It was completed in early 2017 and entails a total area of 498-square-meters.

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Project Details
Architects Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio
Location Porto, Portugal
Area 498-square-meters
Year 2017
Photos Joao Morgado

From the outside, the building appears to only contain two levels, but the interior reveals a complex arrangement of floors and a mezzanine. Because of this the architects were able to redefine the floor levels, allowing them to introduce a total of four floors.

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After considerable renovation works were carried out, inserting of the new apartments could begin. In the end, they managed to incorporate six duplex apartments. Each of the apartments are finished and furnished in a contemporary style, with lots of white, concrete, marble and wood.

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Photos © Joao Morgado

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