The building’s skin is a contemporary approach to the tiles covering the former building, which was in advanced state of decay. The project 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.
Hard as it would be to plan a typical construction site in such a small plot, the house uses 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, Lisbon
Program : single-family house
Architects : Camarim Arquitectos
Project Architects : Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
Collaborators : Tiago Garrido, Jonas Grinevicius
Area : 41 sqm
Completion : 2013