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Casa do Conto / Pedra Líquida

  • 01:00 - 27 October, 2011
Casa do Conto / Pedra Líquida
Casa do Conto / Pedra Líquida, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Project Team

    Alexandra Grande, Nuno Grande, Daniela Coutinho, Joana Couceiro, João Crisóstomo, Luís Sobral, Gerson Rei, Ivo Lapa, Rui Baltazar
  • Consultants

    AB Projectos, Gatengel, GET, ALFA Engenharia
  • Grafic design

    R2
  • Client

    Casa do Conto, Arts and Residence
  • Construction Company

    Pedras de Ronfos
  • Project Year

    2011
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Casa do Conto (House of Tales) was born three years ago, giving rise to a unique project within the Oporto's growing hotel industry. Unfortunately a fatal fire in March 2009 interrupted this process but not the collective will to complete the project. And many were those who generously honored and supported it. The House rises now fully rehabilitated, once again seeking its exclusivity within the usual Oporto’s hotel offer, which is becoming gradually generic and impersonal.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Casa do Conto embodies a unique story of life, which is, after all, the history of the city itself. The House highlights Oporto’s XIX century domestic architecture, solemn and vertical, carved by the scars of a time that mediates its decline and rebirth, the memory of the past and the desire for the future, the granite stone of the old facades and the new concrete of staircases and ceilings. It is, indeed, a kind of "fossil architecture" that comes to life.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Graved by various texts, in low relief, covering six separate rooms, these ceilings narrate the changes undergone by the concept of “house” and of this house in particular. Created by different authors, related to the city and its architecture - Filipa Leal, Alvaro Domingues, Jorge Figueira, André Tavares, Nuno Grande and Pedro Bandeira - the six “tales” were spatially distributed by the architects collective Pedra Líquida (Liquid Stone) - authors of the renewal project -, and graphically imagined by the creative designers of R2 Design. The solution, which marks the difference in personality of each space has already been awarded with the 2011 SEGD Design Awards, and has received the Golden Award of the European Design Awards in the category "Signs & Displays".

Casa do Conto offers an innovative hotel concept - arts & residence - providing a personalized style of residence for guests who wish to combine resting with the enjoyment of Oporto’s cultural offer, or for those who wish to create, display or even debate art working. For this reason, Casa do Conto offers a regular schedule of cultural events, involving different artists, designers, curators, groups and art institutions.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text provided by Pedra Líquida.

Cite: "Casa do Conto / Pedra Líquida" 27 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/178953/casa-do-conto-pedra-liquida/>
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15 Comments

sharon · January 30, 2014

so nice!!! greate house!

Ornament and Crime · November 06, 2011

I'm blown away by this. It's incredible, the concreters who created this are true craftsmen.

Oscar Liébana · October 30, 2011

Antología del encofrado en Oporto. No por casualidad es obra de un estudio llamado Pedra Líquida. No se pierdan... http://t.co/HNIvExhD

Somosarquitectura · October 30, 2011

Antología del encofrado en Oporto. No por casualidad es obra de un estudio llamado Pedra Líquida. No se pierdan... http://t.co/HNIvExhD

Aleisa Mondolfi · October 29, 2011

Hotel Casa Do Condo. Porto, Portugal. Pedra Líquida arquitectura. http://t.co/h6jQuApR

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ariana roberts · October 28, 2011

interesting house, i especially like the ceiling in the bedroom...it's a nice touch to something that could otherwise remain plain and boring.

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