São Bento Residences (C3 no.416)


São Bento Residences _ Pedra Líquida

C3 no.416 / pp.70-79 (10 pages)



São Bento Residences _ Pedra Líquida

Porto, Portugal, 2019

Contemporary form emerges between escarpment and historical fabric
Wedged between a granite escarpment and a corner of historical facades, the São Bento Residences fills an urban void in the center of Porto, Portugal’s second city. Facing an avenue on the south side is a cliff-like mass of granite escarpment exposed by 1940s demolition, which has been maintained by the municipality as a landscape fragment. […]