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Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real’s facade is a contemporary approach to the tiles covering the former building, located a few metres from the Garden of Príncipe Real in Lisbon, on a 41 m² plot that allowed for the construction of this small 5-storey urban house for a family.

 

 

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

“The exiguity of the plot has led us to a scheme where each floor has a different function and layout and all floors connect through a vertical atrium of variable geometry, providing a naturally-lit cadenced, progressive route.” say the architects. “In addition to its spatial qualities, the atrium works as a thermal chimney for passive cooling during spring and summer and allows air renewal throughout the year.”

 

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

“The building’s skin is a contemporary approach to the tiles covering the former building, which was in advanced state of decay. We defined a set of abstract rules to transform the original tile’s motif in an abstract pattern, embodied in 3 distinct media: a flat-tile base, a bas-relief-tile body and a perforated-steel, light-permeable, entablature.”

 

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

“Hard as it would be to plan a typical construction site in such a small plot, we opted for a light steel construction system – LSF – which has an excellent thermal and acoustic performance. It is the first building in Lisbon made with this system.”

 

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

PROJECT DATA
Project Name: Casa no Príncipe Real
Project Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Site Area: 41 m2
Built Area: 205 m2
Project Completion: 2013
Project by: Camarim
Project Architects: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
Collaborators: Tiago Garrido, Jonas Grinevicius

 

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