Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos

Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos - Windows, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. Located a few metres from the Garden of Príncipe Real in Lisbon, this 41 m² plot allows the construction of a small 5-storey urban house for a family.

Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos - Beam
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The exiguity of the plot has led us to a scheme where each floor has a different function and layout and all floors connect through a vertical atrium of variable geometry, providing a naturally-lit cadenced, progressive route. In addition to its spatial qualities, the atrium works as a thermal chimney for passive cooling during spring and summer and allows air renewal throughout the year.

Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos - Table, Lighting, Chair, Windows, Beam
© Nelson Garrido

The building's skin is a contemporary approach to the tiles covering the former building, which was in advanced state of decay. We defined a set of abstract rules to transform the original tile's motif in an abstract pattern, embodied in 3 distinct media: a flat-tile base, a bas-relief-tile body and a perforated-steel, light-permeable, entablature.

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Hard as it would be to plan a typical construction site in such a small plot, we opted for a light steel construction system - LSF - which has an excellent thermal and acoustic performance. It is the first building in Lisbon made with this system.

Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos - Beam
© Nelson Garrido

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Cite: "Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos" 21 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/558386/casa-no-principe-real-camarim-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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