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.
- Olhão, Portugal
- Built Area
- 906 m²
- Site Area
- 279 m²
- Vasco Correia and Patrícia Sousa