to dwell II
a compact and economical building is imagined, built between
two gardens which, despite its rationality, is able to generate
generous spaces through precise architectural movements.
the concept of spatial perception and sensation is explored,
not as the sum of square metres, but linked to the experience of
living - small can become big!
the design and materialisation oscillate between the knowledge
ofvernacular architecture and the technological inventions
raised by contemporary issues, especially those of
more than a building, the project tries to propose a vision for
where all the intervening parties are considered active parts of
the proposal.The relationship between human beings, fauna
and flora is treated with attention, giving the same degree of
importance to all the actors in the city.
the project proposes two green spaces, with distinct
oriented to the east, in the courtyard, a garden composed of
leisure areas for the residents; to the west, and finishing the
street, a small vegetative border that together with the terrain
modelling allows a control of the visual relation of the new
building and the street with the service area.
both 'gardens' are spaces for people, animals and plants.
the living area is distributed between the 4 floors and the attic,
which solves all the issues of security and privacy of the flats.
the ground floor concentrates the entrance areas, the guest
rooms,and some of the social/public programmes of the
building likethe playroom, the commercial space of the
cooperative (in the project imagined as a café and bicycle
repair workshop)and the work ateliers.
the laundry and the common room are located in the attic to
encourage vertical mobility in the building and a greater plurality
of meetings and opportunities to encourage the establishment
of relationships between residents.
location: Lissabon, Portugal
surface : 2’000m2
client: SRU Lisboa Ocidental
with: pomo - landscape architecture