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