The building rises in an area that has been known for centuries as a fishing district, and has suffered several interventions in the ground floor that debilitated its structure. The concept was to renovate a 35 square meters space, integrating both architectural and craftsmanship work, recreating a “sustainable model” to replicate in other old buildings in the city. The interior walls were removed, placing a metal structure and footings to allow the creation of an open space, while reinforcing and correcting the damaged building in the ground floor.
Architecture studio, Lisbon, Portugal
Program: studio renovation
Architects: Alina Jerónimo & Paulo Carneiro
Structural engineering: Vítor Silva
Area: 35 sqm
Materials: steel (structural reinforcement), wood, earth, straw, lime