Fernandes Tomás

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationPorto, Portugal
CompanyOggo Studio Architects
Lead ArchitectJulien Gomes

The Fernandes Tomás Apartment had origin in an unusual pre-existing building, part of the old and traditional Porto urban mesh, that was target of an urban rehabilitation exercise, which sought to explore a new spatial contemporaneity, providing strong sensations to the user. A building of longitudinal volumetry, with openings over the street and over the adjoining private exterior patios, typical of the city. The program arises from some concisely delineating intentions, such as the creation of a space based in searching for light, of minimalist raw spaces, and outdoor spaces such as a patio.