Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos

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  • Collaborators: Tiago Garrido
  • Exterior Finishings: translucent glass panels; lacquered-steel shutters
  • Interior Finishings: floor – solid pine wood; pivoting doors – pine plywood; countertops and guard – limestone
  • Project Architects: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • City: Lisbon
  • Country: Portugal
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Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos - Windows, Facade, Cityscape
© Nelson Garrido

Text description provided by the architects. This multi-family housing building is located in Príncipe Real in Lisbon and was built in 1757, 2 years after the 9.0 Richter-scale earthquake.

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© Nelson Garrido

Our client wanted to renovate the upper floor flat - simplify its layout and adjust it to the life of a modern family - while respecting the building’s constructive logic and the spirit and scale of the historic district.


The roof’s apex defines the border between the living room - with a horizontal window overlooking the garden - and the bedrooms - with dormer windows. Bathrooms, kitchen and larder are grouped in an irregular-shape volume that differentiates spaces and uses in an easy, informal fashion, without doors or corridors.

Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos - Handrail, Windows
© Nelson Garrido

The materials - limestone, solid wood and plaster - are taken from the original apartment but their combination and design are boldly modern. The horizontal window is as wide as the apartment and is composed of 3 filters - glass, translucent glass and sliding shutters – that assure shading and privacy and echo the intermittence and texture of the windows in the lower floors.

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© Nelson Garrido

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Address:Lisbon, Portugal

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Cite: "Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos" 17 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/619374/apartamento-1757-camarim-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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