Intendente 57

Intendente 57

Architect
Ana Costa Arquitectura e Design
Location
Lisboa, Portugal
Project Year
2020
Category
Apartments
Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Galvanized Steel WindowsSecco Sistemi SPA
Interior LightingDCW éditions
Cement Tiles FlooringMosaic factory
WoodCarpilux
Interior electrical fixturesTHPG

Product Spec Sheet
Galvanized Steel Windows
Interior Lighting
Cement Tiles Flooring
Wood
Interior electrical fixtures
by THPG

Intendente 57

Ana Costa Arquitectura e Design as Architects

Located at Largo do Intendente 57, this renovation project gave the building back its residential use, ensuring a more permanent one which contributed to the revitalization of this neighborhood. This area of the city had been abandoned for a long time, resulting in the degradation of many buildings.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra [FG+SG]
Fernando Guerra [FG+SG]

In this case, the building interior had already been fully demolished and only the West and South facades remained.  This renovation was considered essential for the composition of the consolidated image of the “Largo”- Square of Intendente. For the new construction, a U-shaped layout was proposed, consisting of a central volume in direct relation to the existing facade to the West and two lateral volumes, one to the north and the other to the south, facing the stairs of “Beco do Benformoso”. These volumes enclose a space of gardens and patios maintaining the natural scopes of the terrain.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra [FG+SG]
Fernando Guerra [FG+SG]

In the same way that the design of the original facade was maintained, keeping as many characterizing elements as possible (such as spans, finishing materials, stonework, cornices and balusters), the new facades design also intends to create a language that was not dissonant with the rest of the building.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra [FG+SG]
Fernando Guerra [FG+SG]

Therefore, and because the eastward orientation made it natural, a metal structure front was created to support the new balconies and access galleries to the apartments, as well as function as shade element. In addition to being something characteristic of Lisbon's backyards, this reticulated structure makes it possible to establish the relationship between the new construction and the existing facades.

photo_credit Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography

Regarding the roofs, it is proposed to maintain the original gable morphology, in red clay tile.

photo_credit Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography

The functional organization of this set was developed based on a program of 49 small typologies with areas between 80m2 and 120 m2.

It is important to mention that access to the apartments located on the 0th floor is made directly from the street, to keep within maintaining the characterization of the doors, therefore  enhance the relationship with the street.

photo_credit Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography

The remaining typologies are distributed over the other floors, taking advantage of the differences in height of the surroundings, creating duplex typologies that allow better use of these relationships. In the typologies, this dimension of the “volume” allows for a perception of more space.

photo_credit Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography

Team:

Architecture & Design: Ana Costa

Collaborators: Ana Mafalda Lacerda, Ana Florêncio, Carlos Cruz, Fernando Freire,

Gonçalo Pereira, Inês Cruz, Inês Reis, Maria Carvalho, Ricardo Mesquita, Sara Santos

Civil And Structural Engineer: BETAR | Miguel Villar

Mechanics, HVAC and Thermic: GET | Raúl Bessa

Electrics & Security: Ohm-e | Fernando Silva Gusmão

Landscape: F|C Arquitectura Paisagista

Contractor: Cari construtores

Supervision and Project Management: Square View

Photographers: Fernando Guerra and Ricardo Oliveira Alves

photo_credit Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography

Materials Used:

Flooring: Hexa Cement Tile, Mosaic del Sur

Windows: Galvanized Steel, OS2, Secco Wood, Carpilux

Interior lighting: Les acrobates, DCW editions

Interior electrical fixtures: THPG 

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