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Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture

  • 01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture
Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 62

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in the historical center of Lagos, Rua do Jardim, Rua General Alberto da Silveira, Rua Dr. Júlio Dantas and Travessa da Coroa.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

It adjoins the four streets, with fronts built in all the above mentioned streets, forming a quarter.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The existing buildings, were very degraded, without possibility of adaptation.

The complete demolition of existing buildings was authorized by Governmental Departments and the building was totally reconstructed.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

This Multi-Family Housing Building consists of 2 houses with 2 bedrooms and 11 houses with 3 bedrooms, for a total of 13 houses, spread over 3 floors, still contemplating a basement parking, gym, indoor and outdoor pool.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

A single core accesses makes the distribution in outer gallery, promoting the area for residential use.

Elevation
Elevation

The facade and interior layout promote the relation of the rooms (living area) with the streets.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Circulations, private and service areas (bedrooms and kitchens) are oriented towards the interior of the building.

Elevation
Elevation

Entrance to the building is made via a courtyard promoting a private outdoor use.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The landscape views led to the creation of a leisure platform on the roof with pool and chairs for contemplation of the Lagos Bay and the urban structure inserted in the historical city-walls.

Section
Section

The basement has an interior- pool, showers, Turkish bath, sauna and gym.

The presented solution was developed as 3 separate volumes, corresponding to different dimensions of implementation, in order to follow the topography of the streets and control building height.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

This volumetric utmost importance in the structuring of different identities, having chosen to take this sectioning and reinforce it with wedges and distinct window metrics. There are also variations in the window's protections, which contributes to the individualization.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The building enjoys a privileged position taking advantage of composing almost an entire quarter, assuming great importance in the urban landscape.

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Cite: "Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture" 16 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/505891/building-rehabilitation-in-lagos-vitor-vilhena-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884