This is a student house located in the center of Porto city. The experience of construction workers permitted the development of good level details of construction, even using the simplest materials.
Porto city traditional houses are made by continuous stone structural walls, rare case in Europe. That is why, in this Erasmus student’s house some parts of the stone original structure of the house have been left visible.
The kitchen countertop and the ground floor pavement are made in cement. The rest of the house pavements are wooden made, except the bathrooms, whose pavements are made by ceramic tiles. There are also some square meters of the original hydraulic mosaic pavement.
The interior staircase details have been developed starting from the traditional wooden standard of this region. The handrail creates a filter from the skylight to the common space of the house.
Every valuable element of original construction has been restored and maintained, like the hydraulic mosaic of the pavement.