Portugal in Small-Scale: 15 Architecture Projects Under 25m²

Portugal in Small-Scale: 15 Architecture Projects Under 25m²

It is becoming a priority for architects to optimize projects that require increasingly smaller spaces, especially when building in urban areas where land value is often the most critical factor. This happens in countries like Portugal, for example, where urban plots are scarce and the properties available for remodeling are usually very small.

Working on a small scale offers somewhat playful flexibility. From adaptable interiors to urban installations and treehouses, one must use the imagination to solve the issues of limited space or budget. Check out the following 15 projects in Portugal —from stores to small pavilions— that show that spatial limitations do not diminish the quality of architecture.

© João Carranca© Departamento - Pedro Regadas and Telmo Sá© Francisco Nogueira© João Carranca+ 16

Two Manifolds / Nuno Pimenta - 7m²

© Rui Soares
© Rui Soares

Lavandaria Ansião / Bruno Dias Arquitectura - 10m²

© Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

Focus / Moradavaga - 10m²

Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga

Esquina do Mercado / XYZ Arquitectos Associados - 12m² (in Portuguese)

© Departamento - Pedro Regadas and Telmo Sá
© Departamento - Pedro Regadas and Telmo Sá

Casa no muro / Saperlipopette les Architectes + Martial Marquet - 14m²

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Buna Café / se.studio - 15m²

© do mal o menos
© do mal o menos

TreeHouse for Grandchildren / Madeiguincho - 15m²

© João Carranca
© João Carranca

Studio Diagonal Reception and Studio / Madeiguincho - 20m²

Courtesy of Madeiguincho
Courtesy of Madeiguincho

Plataforma Zero KIOSK / A2OFFICE - 20m²

© AL.MA Photography | Alexandra Marques
© AL.MA Photography | Alexandra Marques

Mão Esquerda Vintage Store / Gustavo Guimarães - 22m²

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The Pavilion / Marlene Uldschmidt - 22m²

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Deli / DC.AD - 25m²

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

4 Apartments in Porto / Atelier 106 - 25m²

© Subtilography
© Subtilography

Tree House / Madeiguincho - 25m²

© João Carranca
© João Carranca

Serralves Pavilion / FAHR 021.3 - 25m²

© José Campos
© José Campos

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Cite: Equipe ArchDaily Brasil. "Portugal in Small-Scale: 15 Architecture Projects Under 25m²" [Portugal em pequena escala: 15 projetos de arquitetura com menos de 25m²] 05 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Duduch, Tarsila) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/948863/portugal-in-small-scale-15-architecture-projects-under-25m2> ISSN 0719-8884

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