OPTICIAN “LENA ÓPTICA”
Hugo Santos Silva

OPTICIAN “LENA ÓPTICA”

Bruno Dias Arquitectura as Architects

In the centre of Ansião, more specifically in the Conselheiro António José da Silva street, an architectural project for an optician arises. As an important optician in the local market, Lena Óptica felt the need to modernize its existing space, which was outdated and lacked personality.

 

The idea for the project was to harmonise a jagged and angular pre-existing space, using the concept of the furnishings perfectly adequate to the size of the glasses, and thus, creating a constant rhythm. This gives the space not just a contemporary touch, but also allows more freedom for moving around, as well as working for storage. In general, the furnishings created work as a chequered layout, which combines natural light coming in from the windows and at the same time, makes it possible for people to look inside the space and vice-versa.

 

To contradict the static rhythm created by the furnishings, a barrel ceiling was created, which in terms of space, gives you a sense of connection between the two lines of furnishings (window and exhibit area). Fluid and varied movement is allowed around two counters/storage units set in parallel and in axis with the window and the exhibit area. Regarding the materials and their colour, white prevails in all of the painted surfaces and furniture.

 

Material Used :

1. Carpentry - MCJ Duarte
2. Plastering and Paitinh - Pavitectos
3. Lighting - Electrominor

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