116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa

116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa

116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Exterior Photography116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Interior Photography, Shelving, Chair116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Interior Photography, Chair116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Exterior Photography+ 23

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  299
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Barbot, Cimenteira do Louro, Navarra
  • Architects In Charge : André Simão + Nuno Bessa
  • General Contractor  : Eicenor
  • Waterproofing : Stirisol – isolamentos e Revestimentos
  • City : Barcelos
  • Country : Portugal
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116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Exterior Photography
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

“Flat 116B” is the southern tip of a collective housing project, designed in the late 1980s by Adalberto Dias, facing the banks of the Cávado river. 

116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Interior Photography, Shelving, Chair
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

Fitted in the heart of Barcelos, a small historical city in northern Portugal, the building is the result of an ingenious combination of volumes - animated by long balconies - and the sloping plan of its roof, which follows the topography to the southern limit of the property, an imposing granite wall. 

116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Interior Photography, Stairs, Beam
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

This project seeks a balance between new assumptions (in response to the building’s natural aging and successive interventions that contributed to its decharacterization) and those of the original project. The design of the elevations was strictly respected and the original style book of the project was adopted inside the residence, regarding materials (wood and granite) and color (light tones and variations of red). A methodology based on 3 main axes was defined:

116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Interior Photography, Chair
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

  • The identification of significant architectural elements to be fully restored; 
  • The reinterpretation of elements defaced or destroyed by successive occupations (such as toilets and kitchens);
  • The superposition of new gestures, based on a strategy of diluting the functional and formal boundaries between interior and exterior areas, taking advantage of the abundant natural light and the dramatic landscape of the riverbed.

 

116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Exterior Photography
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

A parallel circuit is created, using precarious or removable elements, joining the exterior patio of the ground floor (recovered from the original project and which we found transformed into an interior compartment) and the roof terrace, where the chromatic range of rose and red is recreated. 

116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa - Exterior Photography
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

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Address:R. Fernando Magalhães, 4750 Barcelos, Portugal

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Cite: "116B Apartment / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa" [Apartamento 116B / André Simão arquitectura + Nuno Bessa] 04 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/969431/116b-apartment-andre-simao-arquitectura-plus-nuno-bessa> ISSN 0719-8884

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