Architects

REM’A architects

Location

Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

Year

2023

Photographer

Ivo Tavares

A historically significant landmark in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, the charming A’mar building has been carefully rehabilitated and then updated with modern interiors.

Located in a picturesque area of Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, the A’mar building is not only a beautiful example of traditional architecture, but also an important local landmark. REM’A architects completed the rehabilitation and redesign of the building to preserve its charm and transform its interiors with a modern aesthetic. First and foremost, the studio carefully preserved the distinctive façade, bringing its soul back to life with bright colors that highlight the stunning ornamental details. Additionally, the project involved the redesign of the interiors to accommodate new programs: commercial spaces on the ground floor and hotel rooms on the upper levels.

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The restored building creates an interplay between two different eras. The team preserved and restored the façade’s every detail, ornament and color. Contrasting the vibrancy of the exterior that boasts yellow and terracotta red colors, the interiors feature predominantly white walls and ceilings. However, bold accents add pops of color throughout the redesigned spaces. An angular staircase with a bright yellow hue connects the bedroom areas, the communal space and the attic. Other eye-catching features include green ladders that lead to mezzanine bedrooms and a pink rooftop terrace that offers access to city views. In the bathroom, modern floor and wall tiles with asymmetric patterns give a nod to traditional designs.

Two separate entrances provide access to the commercial area on the ground level and to the rooms located on the upper two floors. A’mar welcomes guests in stylish and modern rooms, with some of them also providing access to private terraces. With beaches, restaurants, and coffee shops nearby, travelers can make the most of their stay while enjoying this beautifully designed hotel. On this project, REM’A architects has collaborated with Day By Day, who completed the building’s interior design. Photography by Ivo Tavares.

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

The Thoughtful Rehabilitation of a Landmark Building in Portugal - Gessato

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