josé pedro lima offers new life to outdated butcher store in portugal
Architect José Pedro Lima has not too long ago transformed the outdated Central Butcher Store in Portugal‘s downtown Coimbra right into a minimalist actual property house punctuated by neat white partitions, picket tones, and beneficiant daylight. Along with preserving the unique butcher store’s marble flooring, Lima took benefit of the inside compartments, making slight surgical alterations that match into the brand new program photographed by Ivo Tavares. Whereas the primary room of the brand new retail house retained virtually the earlier configuration, the previous meat chopping space has been reworked into a gathering room, and a small kitchen replaces the outdated refrigeration chamber.
all photographs © Ivo Tavares Studio
restoring skylights amid a white and minimal backdrop
The Central Butcher Store conversion by José Pedro Lima (see extra right here) additionally included the restoration of present skylights, which had been beforehand blocked off, and the coating of all partitions in a white shade to reduce the usage of synthetic lighting, restoring pure illumination to the inside areas. The totally different lighting configurations correspond to further makes use of of the areas — the assembly room and kitchen. Because of a transition in flooring and baseboards, in addition to the centrality conferred by the convention desk, the assembly room is perceived as a definite house; right here, the incidence of the corresponding skylight accentuates the specified solemn character of this house. ‘In abstract, the intention was to retain and interpret the prevailing qualities of the butcher store whereas additionally understanding the wants of the brand new program, with specific emphasis on correct pure lighting of the areas,’ concludes the architect.
restoring the prevailing skylights
pure illumination flooding the transformed house
chair/furnishings by SPSS Design Studio