This project was born out of the desire to transform an old ice factory, which was built in 1930. Inserted inside a housing block, with direct access to Rua Actor Vale nº 9 from an existing tunnel under a building, the entire set was in an advanced state of degradation.
In conceptual terms, the volume of the factory was generally maintained and compartmentalized in order to implement 13 housing fractions.
In order to provide the space with habitable conditions, an opening was created on the 0 floor, which gives rise to a patio where natural light is allowed to enter the fractions of the -1 floor. In addition to this outdoor area, a green backyard was also developed with direct access from the -1 floor apartments.
The roof of the factory has undergone considerable changes where the traditional tile and the fiber cement roof gave way to terraces, allowing the apartments to have pleasant outdoor areas, surrounded by vegetation that also provides privacy.
Outside and inside, we tried to have simple metallic elements, in black, mixed with the white and green of the plants.