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Casa da Severa / José Adrião

  • 00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Casa da Severa / José Adrião
Casa da Severa / José Adrião, © Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

© Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Largo Severa 2, 1100-341 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Carla Gonçalves, João Matos, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
  • Area

    2014.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

  • Structural engineer

    MB - Engenharia
  • Services engineer

    MB - Engenharia
  • General contractor

    AGP, Arada Gestão de Participações
  • Site supervision

    Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
  • Client

    Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
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© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

Text description provided by the architects. The proposal has as its goal the transformation of a housing unit located at Largo da Severa, Mouraria distric, Lisbon, into a cultural equipment called Casa da Severa.

© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

The building, originally composed of three storey and an attic and a total of six independent apartments, presented several structural problems as well as scarce living conditions, such as precarious sanitation facilities and very small and narrow spaces.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

In order to adapt it to its new programme, we’ve opted to demolish its whole interior, preserving the façade and its strong presence in the urban fabric of the area.

© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

Casa da Severa features a café/restaurant that can be accessed directly from the square by a staircase, which acts as a continuation of the public space. Its main room takes part of the maximum height available taking advantage of having hollowed its interior, having at its highest point 6,50 m. One of the walls of its interior is prepared for video projection.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The ground-floor is where technical areas are located, kitchen, lavatory and storage. An elevator allows for disabled people to access all the spaces.

The external staircase acts as an extension of the inner space. Due to its reduced dimension, only 24 m2, we’ve opted to to allow for its extension towards the outside. On warm days, fado can be sung on the upper outdoor landing, transforming it into a stage that opens towards the square and into the city.

© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Casa da Severa / José Adrião" 01 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/511263/casa-da-severa-jose-adriao/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Hugo Santos Silva

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