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  7. Xadrez Apartment / UMA Collective

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Xadrez Apartment / UMA Collective

  • 15:00 - 1 July, 2015
Xadrez Apartment / UMA Collective
Xadrez Apartment / UMA Collective, Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Beco Xadrez, 1300-011 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Jónatas Lareiro, Rui Cruz
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

Text description provided by the architects. Refurbishment of a 50sqm apartment dating from the 1961, located nearby to several Lisbon Universities in Ajuda. The existing apartment didn’t have any relevant feature besides its great location and river view.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

In order to maximize the investment, the new program foresaw 3 student’s bedrooms, a kitchen, toilets and an entrance area that can double as a shared living room.

Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

The renovation concept aimed to create a contemporary design, using in raw materials such as OSB panels and Valchromat (engineered colored wood).

Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

The bedrooms – with the geometry of a cube with 2.50m edge - were designed in order to provide the maximum flexibility of the student’s private space. By using folding furniture, namely beds and desks, the bedrooms can be easily transformed in study, living or leisure areas. The storage space was maximized and designed to allow the bedroom to be quickly cleared up.

Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

The bathroom was planned as a sequence of three spaces that can be used simultaneously and occupying a very small area.

Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

The shared kitchen was kept in the original location, being the room with the best view over the Tagus River.

Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective
Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

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Cite: "Xadrez Apartment / UMA Collective" 01 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769480/xadrez-apartment-uma-collective/> ISSN 0719-8884