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Lisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza Oliveira

  • Architects: Alberto de Souza Oliveira
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architects: Alberto de Souza Oliveira
  • Collaborators: Inês Cordovil, Sílvia Fernandes, Sérgio Godinho, Ana Cravinho, Sofia Pinto Basto
  • Engineer: BETAR estudos e projectos de estabilidade lda.
  • Construtor: Ramos Catarino, S.A.
  • Area: 5672.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

From the architect. Lisbon’s Stone Block is located in the corner of two major streets and that position is somehow special in the relation that the building it-self creates with the “urban net”.

Location
Location

The idea/concept of the building is based in a “mutant facade”: a skin in stone, almost metamorphoses and movable.

We can say that the building is an urban sculpture that transmits several images accordingly to its use: By night the light radiates from the apartments and by day the building is perforated by it in a different way – the natural light passes through the openings in the movable panels, allowing the control of light in the interior of each apartment.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The apartments present a plan where the living room centres also a will to move and transform – through opening or closing the panels in the façade it’s possible to create different spaces in each apartment.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
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