Casa Pequena

Casa Pequena

Lisboa, Portugal | View Map
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Rodrigo Cardoso

Small House - Studio for Artists

Arkstudio as Architects

This is a reconversion project of an apartment’s annex, located in a typical Lisbon backyard, into a studio for artists and creative persons.

The open plan annex had poor habitability due to the lack of natural light, insulation of the facade, and pavement. The project solves technical issues of waterproofing and insolation of the building’s envelope and draws new openings with the exterior – windows; and functionalities -scullery, sanitary installation, and heating stove area.

In the interior, it was decided to maintain the formal characteristics that had a differentiating imprint – beams in wood of support of the cover and conjugates them with new identities – the glazed window and continuous pavement. The new technical infrastructures – scullery and sanitary installation, are executed with the pre-existing materials – wood and plaster, to generate spatial continuity.

The decoration project is marked by simple elements, scouted in flea markets, and coming from the artistic sphere to emphasize the use to which space is intended.

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