The building where the Typography (Tipografia do Conto) is now, was built in the early twentieth century to house small industrial activities typical of the bourgeois city center, such as a deactivated Typography and Graphic Arts Workshop.
However, it’s core has not been lost as the new architectural project evokes this earlier ‘workshop’ condition by maintaining the main stone façade in a simplified deco style, the central lighting and ventilation courtyard, and internal spatial flexibility, especially at ground floor level.
The Typography of Tales (Tipografia do Conto) follows the same principles as The House of Tales (Casa do Conto), the first project of this hotel promoter, whose work, from Pedra Líquida studio, received an Honorable Mention from the João de Almada 2012 Award, intended to reward the best examples of heritage rehabilitation in Oporto.
The Typography of Tales (Tipografia do Conto), work of the same studio, is now being completely rehabilitated by proposing, once again, to counteract the usual residential offer of the city, which is increasingly generic and impersonal, by recreating the atmosphere of typography – art and the process of creation in composing and printing a text.
The concrete ceilings feature engraved texts in low relief, where you can read passages, excerpts or fragments of various national and international reference authors linked to various areas: architecture, research, teaching, curatorship, graphic design and design critics.