Manchester Building

Manchester Building

Architect
RAR.STUDIO
Location
Lisbon, Portugal | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Apartments
Francisco Nogueira
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
LampsDyke & Dean
Lighting RODI Home
LightingFlos
Mini Glo-ball
LampsArtemide
Dioscuri tavolo
Oven Smeg
Linea
FaucetsBruma

Product Spec Sheet
Lighting
Lighting
Mini Glo-ball by Flos
Lamps
Dioscuri tavolo by Artemide
Oven
Linea by Smeg
Faucets
by Bruma

Manchester Building

RAR.STUDIO as Architects

This 20th century building is located in the Lisbon neighbourhood of Anjos.
It had been in a state of imminent ruin, although 3 of its 10 apartments were inhabited.

photo_credit Francisco Nogueira
Francisco Nogueira

The rehabilitation operation was structural and transversal – with the necessary reinforcements from a structural point of view, all kinds of new infrastructures and systems to improve the energy performance and comfort of the apartments.

photo_credit Francisco Nogueira
Francisco Nogueira

The main façade and the stairwell were restored, with a redesign of the entrance hall, the circulation areas in the basement floor and the patio, and the roof was reconstructed. An elevator was installed towards the rear of the building, the metallic structure of the balconies was extended leading to an increase of the private outdoor area, a new entrance to the apartments and access to the patio. All the apartments underwent the same spatial alterations, despite having been personalised according to the wishes of each of their new owners.

photo_credit Francisco Nogueira
Francisco Nogueira

Although this is clearly and unmistakably a rehabilitation, the dimensions of the restoration, but also the idea of reconstitution – of certain constructive and decorative elements, and of a particular type of architecture – are recognisable, in an intermingling of the new and old that is not always distinguishable.

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