The hotel, signed by AMZ Arquitetos, from Brazil, is located near Amazonas Theater in the historic city center of Manaus (Brazil). The basic premises for developing the project was the renovation of an old house from the early 20th Century and the construction of a new attached building in the center of the block. The old house's first floor was lowered to the street level to accommodate the hotel's reception. Its walls' painting was scratched off revealing the raw conditions of the original stone arcs and bricks that supported the house's wooden beams. In the upper floor (where its old rooms once were) was located a restaurant that kept and recovered the original wooden floor and window frames.
Designed by AMZ Arquitetos
Photos by Maíra Acayaba
For better preservation of the house's original structure, all service areas (bar, kitchen, laundry) were placed in a new building construction. Still connected to the old house, it kept its same height creating a construction conti