18 de Junho Lofts

18 de Junho Lofts – Description / text

This building is located in one of Olhão’s main streets and was originally designed as a modern car garage.

Our clients commissioned us a feasibility study for a 3-use building: retail, offices and housing. The flexibility of the existing structure fits the 2 former functions while the housing on top benefits from splendid views over the city to the sea and a nearby mountain.

We designed 4 “villas”, all different, forming a micro-neighbourhood on top of the existing building, an analogy to the city’s distinctive urban fabric. The ensemble is punctuated with fruit trees and bushes from Algarve, which work as a live decoration and a shading device for the office floor.


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Olhão

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Credits

Location
Olhão, Portugal
Date
2008
Built Area
906 m²
Site Area
279 m²

Architecture
Vasco Correia and Patrícia Sousa