Rose building

Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal

Rose building ©2021 do mal o menos
Rose building ©2021 do mal o menos

This story begins with an old rose building on the riverside avenue of Vila Real de Santo António, a city located in the south of Portugal.

The rose-house had a nice and rational facade, but the real treasure was inside.

An exotic interior with details such as a mermaid painting in the ceiling of a bathroom, a multitude of patterned mosaics, detailed wooden doors and a big stone sink.

Stone sink ©2021 do mal o menos
Stone sink ©2021 do mal o menos
Stone sink ©2021 do mal o menos
Stone sink ©2021 do mal o menos

It was obvious from the beginning that we should keep and emphasize the exotic interior. The program asked for the transformation of the layout from a single house to a five apartments building and gave us the perfect reason to create five different environments that play with site-specific idiosyncrasies of each space.

A selection of colors and materials, combined with extensive architecture details preservation and the introduction of new contemporary elements, allowed us to create five flats with distinctive personalities, where each one is contributing to a general set that pays homage to the exotic qualities that we found in the original building.

Project drawings

1F ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
1F ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Main elevation ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Main elevation ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
2F ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
2F ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Section ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Section ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
3F ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
3F ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Section ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Section ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Roof plan ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo
Roof plan ©2021 Aurora Arquitectos + Furo

Project information

NameRose building
ArchitectAurora Arquitectos, Furo
LocationVila Real de Santo António, Portugal
Year2021
Area325 m²
TeamSérgio Antunes, Sofia Reis Couto, Tânia Sousa, Carolina Rocha, Rui Baltazar, Ivo Lapa, Dora Jerbic, Anna Cavenago, Afonso Nunes, Kasia Cichecka + António Louro, José Castro Caldas, Paula Vargas
Photographerdo mal o menos

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