the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Portugal
  5. phdd arquitectos
  6. 2016
  7. House in Caramão da Ajuda / phdd arquitectos

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

House in Caramão da Ajuda / phdd arquitectos

  • 09:00 - 15 September, 2016
House in Caramão da Ajuda / phdd arquitectos
House in Caramão da Ajuda / phdd arquitectos, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 32

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

Text description provided by the architects. The Caramão neighborhood in Lisbon, was built between 1940 and 1945 on the slope of Ajuda facing the Tagus and above the Restelo neighborhood.

Along with other social housing in Lisbon, such as Caselas, this neighborhood  was designed to represent small villages that provided, in the style of adjustment, a similar type of life of the more humble part of society, to which they were accustomed to and also occupied at the date of its construction.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

It is characterized by townhouses of two floors with about 40m2 each and two backyards. One in front, smaller, and the other in the back, that is, mostly, a good part of each plot.

Characterized by very small and compartmentalized spaces the main challenge of these houses is the adaptation to a contemporary experience and the need for larger spaces with a relationship with the outside.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

The project was developed based on an organizational principle of hierarchically house, floors. Each floor corresponds to a particular program so that the areas could be exploited to the maximum, generating spaces with quality.

The organization and distribution of spaces was based on the idea of privacy and garden usage for the social spaces of the house. 

Section
Section

The project adapts the existing construction to a contemporary house respecting the morphology of the neighborhood and the characteristic front elevation.

The intervention is mainly made in the back of the house with the addition of a volume with 3 levels, which increases the area to the double.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

On the ground floor of house after the entrance, we can find the living room, dining room and kitchen. A large and continuous space that leads you into the garden.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

In the basement floor we can find a bathroom and an office open to a patio and in the upper level bedrooms and a bathroom also open to the patio.

Section
Section

Opening yards, strategically placed inside the house, ensures the legally required areas, good lighting and privacy of the close and friendly neighbours.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

View the complete gallery

Cite: "House in Caramão da Ajuda / phdd arquitectos" 15 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795306/house-in-caramao-da-ajuda-phdd-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884