Casa do Campo Lindo

Where dreams inhabit.




Reset: restore, re-establish to its former state or in improved conditions; redeploy or reinstate; reform, re-restructure. This is what the dictionary tells us and this is what happened at this square, Largo do Campo Lindo, in Porto. Here, the urban image clashes with the rest of the city’s pattern, strongly marked by bourgeois houses. In the far north of Campo Lindo square, the household’s building bearing the same name develops in an angle with the street of Paranhos Church. The initial project aimed to rehabilitate what was, for many decades, a building used to house several families, whose construction dates back from the nineteenth century, and transform it into a single-family house.






Casa Campo Lindo does not forget the pre-existing heritage, nevertheless accompanying modern times.





Now, after three years of continuous work and the project having been completed, Casa Campo Lindo does not forget the pre-existing heritage, nevertheless accompanying modern times. Despite its advanced state of degradation and adulteration, at the beginning of the project, it maintained most of the original construction’s characteristics, namely the walls in granite masonry, floors on wooden structures, stucco ceilings and wood riga floors. Before the ground floor had been used as a commerce area.
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Featured in ROOF 23 – the RESET issue



Text
Mariana Ribeiro
Photography
João Morgado

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Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio

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