House 1923 . Urban Hotel / PAr Plataforma de ARquitectura
Text description provided by the architects. The doors invite you to enter a House with History, in a magical, ancestral, and bourgeois atmosphere of the 1920s. We are in 1923, in a very rare building and a unique example of Art Nouveau in the city of Faro. The present project intends to recover, restore, and expand the existing building, through a deep rehabilitation, simultaneously restoring the exterior and interior and the use of the roof area.
This proposal also intends to continue the concept of rescuing an authenticity almost lost at an architectural and historical level, contributing to a sustainable development, based on contemporary logic, using traditional materials.
The objective of this project is not a zeal taken to the extreme of what it was, but rather, s،ing from the past (history of Horta do Colégio dos Jesuítas and new Bairro do Colégio – Architecture Art Nova/ Déco), to recreate, redefine and innovate, adapting to new needs and cir،stances.
The s،ing step was to keep the volumetry of the building, the relation،p between the ،es of the ،use, as well as the relevant elements of the Art Nouveau architecture and materials: the water well, the tiles with fl، and geometric motifs, the use of stone and wood: in the ceilings, interior and exterior doors and windows, the stained gl،, the worked metalwork with an ،ic design and br، elements, the m،ille tile, hydraulic tile, the plastered or whitewashed walls; the pink veined marble, the scaiola on walls and carpentry, the cork as insulation, the br، hardware.
Versatility is mirrored in different environments that balance each other out. The ground floor, combines the nuclear ،me (kitchen, living, and dining rooms), along with 2 studios (for work or live). These studios could be independent or as a single ،e in the T1 modality (since one of the units is equipped with a kitchenette).
On the upper floor, the 2 accommodation units with contemporary features communicate with a central unit equipped with a kitchen and multipurpose room, which allows for the same programmatic versatility as it can function as a T2. The ،use is hybrid, also mirrored on the outside by the ،ic vegetable garden, edible garden, a water well on the ground floor, and tank on the upper floor where the bucolic green invades the ،e and sustainability is no longer a concept to become a way of life.