The apartments in Rua dos Bragas are the result of the rehabilitation of a secular Porto building, which is intended for buy-to-let. The building evidenced peculiar characteristics, which we intend to enhance, such as the skylight of the stairs, the exterior patio, and the attic. Thus, the building was converted into 4 duplex apartments. The typologies of these apartments are T1 and T1 + 1 with outdoor patio. Functional and practical solutions prevailed throughout the rehabilitation project. However, they were always framed in a strategy of absorbing the details of the time, so as to enrich the created environments.
The apartments are all different from each other in their sun exposure, their relationship with the street and the surrounding, the courtyard and its configuration. The aspects of thermal, acoustic and fire safety were specially treated. Particular attention was paid to the control and rationalization of energy costs throughout the year.
The project was specially designed, oriented, planned and managed to allow its execution by small teams of artisans very familiar with the rehabilitation of real estate, and an optimized work time.