São Julião – Description / text
This building is part of the 1755 Master Plan but suffered several significant changes throughout its life and today it conceals, behind the original façade, a great heterogeneity in floor layout, structure, materials and uses. The clients want to transform it in a serviced apartments building but want to leave the option of long-term lettings open.
The existing stairs serve 2 apartments per floor via a small landing and after the renovation we will have 3 to 4 apartments per floor - served by stairs and lift - and so we extend the landing transforming it into a gallery that circles the stairs and brings natural light. The gallery allows total apartment layout flexibility: we can have 6 small apartments on one floor and 2 large apartments on the floor above; if the clients choose to adjust the building to long-term lettings we can join or divide apartments more easily.
The apartments explore a dialogue between traditional elements that can still be restored and new elements dressed in materials and colours that evoke the 1755 interiors with a new construction and spatial logic.
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Built Area
- 1400 m²
- Site Area
- 215 m²
- Vasco Correia and Patrícia Sousa
- Tiago Garrido