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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Casa do Conto in Rua da Boavista, Porto by Pedra Líquida

 
November 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pedra Líquida

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.

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

  • Architects: Pedra Líquida
  • Project: Casa do Conto
  • Location: Rua da Boavista, 713, Porto
  • Team: Alexandra Grande, Nuno Grande, Daniela Coutinho, Joana Couceiro, João Crisóstomo, Luís Sobral, Gerson Rei, Ivo Lapa, Rui Baltazar
  • Grafic design: R2
  • Consultants: AB Projectos, Gatengel, GET, ALFA Engenharia
  • Client: Casa do Conto, Arts and Residence
  • Location: Rua da Boavista, 713, Porto
  • Construction Company: Pedras de Ronfos
  • Project year: 1st phase 2008-2009 & 2nd phase 2009-2011
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

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.

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.

Image Courtesy 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”.

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

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.

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

 

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra FG+SG

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