Camarim arquitectos


- Lisbon - Portugal

This multi-family housing building is located in Príncipe Real in Lisbon and was built in 1757, 2 years after the 9.0 Richter-scale earthquake.

Our client wanted to renovate the upper floor flat – simplify its layout and adjust it to the life of a modern family – while respecting the building’s constructive logic and the spirit and scale of the historic district.

The roof’s apex defines the border between the living room – with a horizontal window overlooking the garden – and the bedrooms – with dormer windows. Bathrooms, kitchen and larder are grouped in an irregular-shape volume that differentiates spaces and uses in an easy, informal fashion, without doors or corridors.

The materials – limestone, solid wood and plaster – are taken from the original apartment but their combination and design are boldly modern. The horizontal window is as wide as the apartment and is composed of 3 filters – glass, translucent glass and sliding shutters – that assure shading and privacy and echo the intermittence and texture of the windows in the lower floors.





Project Name: 1757
Project Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Site Area: 146 m2
Built Area: 146 m2
Project Completion: 2014
Project by: Camarim
Project Architects: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
Collaborators: Tiago Garrido
Photos: Nelson Garrido

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