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.

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Two Manifolds / Nuno Pimenta - 7m²

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© Rui Soares

Lavandaria Ansião / Bruno Dias Arquitectura - 10m²

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© Hugo Santos Silva

Focus / Moradavaga - 10m²

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Courtesy of Moradavaga

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

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© Departamento - Pedro Regadas and Telmo Sá

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

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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Buna Café / se.studio - 15m²

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© do mal o menos

TreeHouse for Grandchildren / Madeiguincho - 15m²

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© João Carranca

Studio Diagonal Reception and Studio / Madeiguincho - 20m²

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Courtesy of Madeiguincho

Plataforma Zero KIOSK / A2OFFICE - 20m²

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© AL.MA Photography | Alexandra Marques

Mão Esquerda Vintage Store / Gustavo Guimarães - 22m²

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© Nelson Garrido

The Pavilion / Marlene Uldschmidt - 22m²

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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Deli / DC.AD - 25m²

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© Francisco Nogueira

4 Apartments in Porto / Atelier 106 - 25m²

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© Subtilography

Tree House / Madeiguincho - 25m²

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© João Carranca

Serralves Pavilion / FAHR 021.3 - 25m²

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© José Campos

This article is part of the ArchDaily Topic: Tiny. Every month we explore a topic in-depth through articles, interviews, news, and projects. Learn more about our monthly topics here. As always, at ArchDaily we welcome the contributions of our readers; if you want to submit an article or project, contact us.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on October 05, 2020

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Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "Portugal in Small-Scale: 15 Architecture Projects Under 25m²" [Portugal em pequena escala: 15 projetos de arquitetura com menos de 25m²] 15 Oct 2022. 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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