Primarily the project aims to provide storage capacity, spatial versatility and the best use of the available area. The diffusion of the natural light and the connection between spaces becomes particularly influential in a renovation of an apartment with a single windows front.
Architects: Machado Igreja / Arquitectos
Coordination: Tiago Igreja
Collaborators: João Pedro Varela
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Area: 60 m2
Photographs: do mal o menos
- Technal – Windows frames
- Water Evolution – Shower tray
- Jung – Switches and sockets
- Smeg – Sinks
- Whirpool – Appliances
A simple and effective solution arises and it’s based on the conception of a central storage volume surrounded by all the different areas. Through its shape and position this volume supplies storage to every area while, at the same time, supports the separation and privacy between them.
Despite its autonomy, this piece seeks to interact with the structure of the building and its windows, exposing the interiors to sunlight and allowing a fluid circulation. From area to area there are different ceiling heights that help to define its limits and its identity. The single inner door closes up the bathroom while the rest of the spaces count on curtains to help control the privacy and the sunlight.
The intervention results in a simple house, that seeks to promote spaces dissociated from a specific use and always connected to the windows. The glass and the self-levelling floor are predominant in damp zones while the wood extends along the rest of the pavement, solutions deeply related to the light and the acoustics of the apartment.