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Fabrica no Jardim

Hidden in a lush garden in the centre of charming Porto is the Fábrica no Jardim – a minimalist factory-style house that quotes the city’s history and translates it into the present day.

Winding alleyways, picturesque facades, balconies adorned with flowers and architectural highlights – in Porto, nostalgic flair meets a breathe of fresh air. Accompanied by the majestic Douro, which meanders through the once important trading and harbour city before flowing into the Atlantic just one tram stop further on.

In the middle of the lively creative district of Cedofeita stands a traditionally tiled building, which at first glance gives no indication that a green oasis with an unusual holiday home is hidden behind its entrance: the Fábrica no Jardim – the factory in the garden, which has already been honoured with the Joao Almada Award for outstanding architecture. The house, which was rebuilt a few years ago, is architecturally linked to the former industrial use of the backyard. From the outside, the simple structure with its corrugated iron façade is reminiscent of the old factories and workshops that once characterised the district. Large window openings break up the sheet steel and give the building a modern look.

Up to four guests can be accommodated on three light-filled, loft-like floors, which are not only suitable for a city break, but also for longer stays. Each floor has a similar layout, consisting of a room and a bathroom or, on the ground floor, an additional studio for working. The large eat-in kitchen with a long wooden table invites you to get together in the midst of the greenery. In addition to a double bedroom on the first floor, the lounge on the top floor offers sleeping space for two more people. Here, the open roof truss provides even more spaciousness – with views over the rooftops of the city.

Inside, raw materials such as rough exposed brickwork, solid concrete and polished terrazzo meet warm wooden floors, bespoke retro design and selected craftsmanship by local artists. In keeping with the factory character, the electrical installation was also laid on plaster. The colour palette of natural tones and bright, cheerful colours is as rich in contrast as Porto itself. A well-composed interplay that extends across all floors – nestled between two quiet terraces and a marvellous garden with a huge, shady loquat.

What to do

Discover Porto - from the small alleyways, historic facades, historical monuments and numerous architectural highlights to the many parks and gardens and port wine cellars, promising culinary delights and wine tasting, diverse museums and exhibitions, a young art, design and fashion scene, excursions to the beach for swimming and surfing (by tram or bike) or to the culturally rich neighbouring towns of Guimarães and Braga, to the wine-growing regions in the Douro Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Gerês National Park.

Why we like this house

Industrial style in Portuguese: a wonderfully cheerful and bright retreat full of green views and tranquillity in the middle of a vibrant city.

This house is great for

Couples, friends and families who want to discover Porto or live and work here for a while.


E-charging stations in the neighbourhood, public transport: Trindade metro station


Region PT – Portugal, Porto
Name Fábrica no Jardim
Scenery In the creative Cedofeita neighbourhood in the heart of the city
Number of guests Max. 4
Completed 2018
Design figueiredo+pena arquitectos, Porto; Interior design: Daniela Eksen, Stefan Bullerkotte, Berlin
Awards Nominee for the EU Mies Award, European Union prize for Contemporary Architecture (2022), João de Almada Award for Outstanding Architecture (2019)
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-4 (house/apartment), Beach, Dog-friendly, Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Sea, Urban, Wine, Workation, No car needed

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