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  6. 2014
  7. LOIOS Recovery / ODDA

Refurbishment in Architecture

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LOIOS Recovery / ODDA

  • 01:00 - 11 November, 2014
LOIOS Recovery / ODDA
LOIOS Recovery / ODDA, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado + 73

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Text description provided by the architects. LOIOS contains 18 housing units for tourists and students in a 1500sqm building within a centralized location in Porto.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

One of the most demanding tasks in Porto nowadays is the intervention on the major amount of oler and historical buildings of Porto downtown which are unocupied in large percentage of the central urban fabric. Responsible management of these structures can positively affect the built environment, conservation of resources with social and economic benefits.


Therefore the historic elevations were restored and the ground level retail will be topped with five storeys divided into four stacked residences.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Ensuring the spaces fulfill the needs of modern day tenants, a large-scale modular furniture piece will integrate a kitchen, storage, seating, bed and a bathroom.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Traditional ceramic paintings on church panels will be turned into digitized image and applied as a perforated surface. Additional measures include paints, waxes and varnishes with vegetable bases, natural resins and mineral pigments.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

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Cite: "LOIOS Recovery / ODDA" 11 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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