A Clean, Bright, Modern Oasis Hides Behind An Old, Sober Granite Facade In Porto

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With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, and sweet fuck all on Craigslist.

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(via) In 2011, Portuguese architectural firm Barbosa & Guimarães was tasked with reimagining a corner property in an old section of Porto where many of the buildings had been demolished to make way for newly leveled streets (thus the “sunken” frontage seen in the first frame below). The only thing that remains of the original, three-storey structure is its granite shell. The innards – now copper clad – are entirely new, allowing for division of commercial, office, and living space, plus a small enclosed yard. Our favourite components are the floating stairs and the peaked skylights, which we think would be spectacular even on the greyest of Vancouver days. We’ll take ours in Strathcona, please, where similar leveling (for streetcars) was done between 1890 and 1913.

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