Francisco Portugal e Gomes reconstructs a restaurant and tea house in Porto
This work is located in the granite peak of Antas in the south side facing the valley of Campanhã. The toponymy evokes that in this place megalithic funerary monuments (Dolmens) will have existed, but this is one of the areas of Porto city that more suffered with the successive transformations of the last decades.
The work includes the rehabilitation and the extension of an urban building of two levels, built in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the landscape reordering of the garden. The interior of the existing building, on the ground-floor, was renewed as a restaurant and a new building was designed as a tea house.
The ground-floor is organized with an articulation between the adjacent dining room of the restaurant, near the street, and the counter service area, closest to the yard that communicates with the garden. The area of movement, corresponding to the extension of the existing building, has an interior staircase that ensures abundant light in the basement gallery and the functional and spatial articulation between the two floors.