Bonfim331 project involved the rehabilitation of 300sqm building into a student lodging in Rua do Bonfim, Porto.
Given the existing building facade, a rundown beautiful granite stone, the idea was to build a 3rd floor completely detached, crowning the stone facade with an ethereal element that looks floating, a simple solid object that hints at some elements of the old facade in a new form.
By extending the building one floor up, and being the footprint of the build too narrow, a characteristic present in most of the plots in Porto, we felt the need to create a vertical light shaft, that would bring light and create natural ventilation throughout the floors.
2019 - TBC
Ana Ferrão, Bruno Pereira, Gilberto Pedrosa, Micael Pepe, Ricardo Nogueira