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Santa Teresa by PF Architecture Studio, Portugal

Santa Teresa is a street located in the heart of the reborn Oporto downtown, A big urban area that slowly got abandoned and grew older in the last thirty years, but has recently been subject of a radical change, either social, cultural, economic and architectural consequently.

Designed by PF Architecture Studio

Photography by João Morgado

Within this dynamic, very driven by tourism, we were invited to refurbish the Santa Teresa building: a house of the nineteenth century, on a typical batch built into many of the quarters of Oporto. The plant is a rectangle (5.50 x 20,00m) with centred but asymmetric stairs, which has undergone several use changes over the century. XX, coming to us in a state of pre-ruin.