The project consists of the renovation of an apartment that will provide housing to a young couple. The building where it belongs, is from the late 70, a time characterized by intense fragmentation and the small areas (60m2).
Thus, the premise of this work was the definition of a functional layout where the internal space was converted into a plan free space without partition walls in order to reinforce the expansive nature of space, with a further space control with the aid of furniture and curtains that act as diaphragms spaces. The functional spaces were clumped around a black void, which besides acting as a circulation, camouflages the accesses to the toilet, storage and dressing area.
Functionally we wanted to create the idea of interconnecting spaces, without being forgotten their full functional autonomy. Thus the living area, sleeping area and cooking zone can be operated separately, thus ensuring the different needs of everyday life.
The spaces created seek to take advantage of the constant light of the north façade, creating a calm and bright atmosphere, able to contrast with the gray landscape of the city.
+ Project facts
Project : XS Apartment | Living (Recovery)
Project year : 2011 – 2012
Construction year : 2011 – 2012 Complete
Size : 60 m2
Budget : €20 000.00
Address : Rua Antonio Mesquita, nº 49 2º Dtº – Lousada – Portugal
Author : spaceworkers®
Henrique Marques – Arq.to
Rui Dinis – Arq.to
Rui Miguel – Arq.to
Sérgio Rocha – Arq.to
Rui Rodrigues – Arq.to
Financial Department: Carla Duarte – Financeira
Photographer : João Morgado – http://joaomorgado.com
+ All images and drawings courtesy spaceworkers®