The proposal for the lodging is divided by the 2 side spaces of the early XXth century building. A small inner courtyard helps separating the 2 characters of the different volumes: 3 Apartments for the street sided wing and three Lofts for the old warehouse on the backside, both exploring the differences in its spatial identity and architectonic language.
The preexisting and well preserved elements at the old apartment were kept and the new additions were surgically inserted, extracting maximum functionality of the existing spaces, without structural changes. The central corridor was kept as the main axis of distribution and the 4 south rooms were connected two by two, creating 2 self-sufficient units of bedroom with WC a living room with kitchenette. The remaining divisions are re-connected in between the main corridor and the courtyard and put together in a bigger unit, with bedroom, living room and independent closet, WC and kitchen.
At the old warehouse the intervention made its way through the wide space, maximizing its occupation by using light structures over the wood floor and designing the new space order. Side by side with the courtyard, and after a doubled high entrance hall, a new corridor accesses the 3 Lofts. Each one holds a wooden box with WC and kitchenette, taking on the leading part in each unit and using its higher floor for the bedroom, with a mezzanine over the living room.
The geometry of the white courtyard was clarified with a flower pot, an AC grid, new window frames and gutters for the Lofts wing and a wooden pavement, for a more comfortable exterior scenery.
BAIXA DE COIMBRA COM A LOCALIZAÇÃO DO VINTAGE LOFTS
INSERÇÃO DA PROPOSTA NA ALA DOS APARTAMENTOS
INSERÇÃO DA PROPOSTA NA ALA DOS LOFTS
ALA DOS APARTAMENTOS, PÁTIO E ALA DOS LOFTS
ALA DOS APARTAMENTOS
PÁTIO - FLOREIRA
PÁTIO - ÓCULOS
SALA DOS APARTAMENTOS - BANCA DA KITCHENETTE E NOVO VÃO PARA O QUARTO
SALA DOS APARTAMENTOS - BANCA DA KITCHENETTE
QUARTO DOS APARTAMENTOS - MÓDULO DE I.S. E DE ARRUMAÇÃO NA CABECEIRA