The creation of a concept store in Porto led to the rehabilitation and conversion of a house on Avenida do Brasil. The project comprises the adaptation of an existing, centennial building for restoration and commerce. A
continuous commercial space was intended for the sale of diverse products, not necessarily related, that included a catering area and cafeteria. The program emphasizes the need for fluid space with great functional flexibility, consisting of large, visually related areas. It was a starting point to maximize the potential of pre-existing construction, revalorizing it, to the overall image of the project and thus, the maximum of existing partitions were maintained, eliminating mainly the elements that were manifestly degraded and whose recovery did not add value to the project . In this sense, the tiles of the façade are replaced by similar ones executed under the same conditions of manufacture of the originals in order to obtain the same spirit of the original façade. In some cases the traditional structure of the building's original partitions is highlighted, that is, it is made apparent and is adequately protected by glass panels. The patio, on the ground floor, was covered with glass panels resting on a slender frame that allows the facade of the building to be read and to improve and improve the functioning of the building.