Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel

by Pedra Liquida
Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida

Casa do Conto (House of Tales) was born three years ago, giving rise to a unique project within the Oporto’s growing hotel industry. Unfortunately a fatal fire in March 2009 interrupted this process but not the collective will to complete the project. And many were those who generously honored and supported it. The House rises now fully rehabilitated, once again seeking its exclusivity within the usual Oporto’s hotel offer, which is becoming gradually generic and impersonal.
Casa do Conto embodies a unique story of life, which is, after all, the history of the city itself. The House highlights Oporto’s XIX century domestic architecture, solemn and vertical, carved by the scars of a time that mediates its decline and rebirth, the memory of the past and the desire for the future, the granite stone of the old facades and the new concrete of staircases and ceilings. It is, indeed, a kind of “fossil architecture” that comes to life.
Graved by various texts, in low relief, covering six separate rooms, these ceilings narrate the changes undergone by the concept of “house” and of this house in particular. Created by different authors, related to the city and its architecture – Filipa Leal, Alvaro Domingues, Jorge Figueira, André Tavares, Nuno Grande and Pedro Bandeira – the six “tales” were spatially distributed by the architects collective Pedra Líquida (Liquid Stone) – authors of the renewal project -, and graphically imagined by the creative designers of R2 Design. The solution, which marks the difference in personality of each space has already been awarded with the 2011 SEGD Design Awards, and has received the Golden Award of the European Design Awards in the category “Signs & Displays”.
Casa do Conto offers an innovative hotel concept – arts & residence – providing a personalized style of residence for guests who wish to combine resting with the enjoyment of Oporto’s cultural offer, or for those who wish to create, display or even debate art working. For this reason, Casa do Conto offers a regular schedule of cultural events, involving different artists, designers, curators, groups and art institutions.

Photos by: FG+SG

Sources: ArchDaily, Casa do Condo

  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida
  • Casa do Conto, a Boutique Hotel Pedra Liquida

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • ÁBATON Headquarters in Madrid

    ÁBATON Headquarters in M..

    Located in a housing estate in the outskirts of Madrid with some outstanding oak trees and next to some well established buildings. The main objective was that the building itself ...

  • Carmel Residence

    Carmel Residence

    The house sits on a dense site facing Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Our clients were keen to be fully cognizant of this amazing setting in all areas of the home. As such the ho...

  • Lateral House

    Lateral House

    Lateral House is located in a Bangalore and has been built for a young family, which looked to me for something pure. The brief however had a strict adherence to keep costs low and...

  • Hasharon House 1

    Hasharon House 1

    The house was planned for a young family with 3 children, on a lot with a wide open view to the back, overlooking agricultural fields.
    After giving a great amount of conside...

  • Casa do Boi

    Casa do Boi

    Brazilian architect Leo Romano has designed the Casa do Boi. From the exterior, this contemporary home is composed of different stacked modules with an interesting colourful faca...

  • Schuler Villa

    Schuler Villa

    In the center of the village of Boudry, the project settles on a narrow plot, surrounded with collective housing, a church and an old mansion. In this motley context and its limite...

  • Five Star Caesarea

    Five Star Caesarea

    Gal Marom Architects recently completed the Five Star Caesarea project. This 5,380 square foot, two-story, contemporary home in Caesarea, a town in Israel located mid-way between T...

  • Shipping Container House in El Tiemblo

    Shipping Container House ..

    Designed by studio James & Mau Arquitectura and built by Infiniski, the Casa El Tiamblo is made of four 40 foot shipping containers. Located in El Tiemblo in the province of Ávila...

  • Forest House in the City

    Forest House in the City

    Forest House in the City was designed by Studio Velocity, and it is located in Tokyo, Japan. The home's many large windows and lushly vegetated surroundings do indeed make it seem ...

  • New York-Style Warehouse Conversion in Melbourne

    New York-Style Warehouse ..

    Ground Floor: 1 bedroom with courtyard, open plan study and second living room with original roller-door blind and full height operational door/windows, large bathroom with laundry...

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.