The original construction of the building dates back to the XVIII century and perfectly fits within the Lisbon urban network. It consists of six floors, with the first two dedicated to commerce and the remaining four to dwellings. The architects have recovered the first two floors with the pavement made up of large stone slabs. Also, they added additional support of pillars and reinforced the transverse arches. These arches are a typical characteristic of the Pombaline buildings of that time. Moreover, the architects maintained the main entrance on Corpo Santo Street and recovered with an atrium in stone.
Each apartment floor gives rise to two dwellings, as is believed to be the initial layout of the building. Architects only changed the mansard, which happens to be organized in the form of a duplex apartment. On the interior, the houses are characterized by great attention to detail, creating warm, cozy and contemporary environments with the use of stone and wood in its natural state.
The architects retained the cover in its shape but repositioned it to increase the living area and to create a small terrace with stunning views over the Tagus River. They also recovered the Building façades, preserving the original window frames, stone masonry, and metal guards, which together maintain the architectural foundation of Pombaline architecture.
Photography by Alexander Bogorodskiy
Project by STC Arquitetura