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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Elderly Residential Building TORRE SENIOR in Santo Tirso, Portugal by atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

 
March 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

The project of this Residential Home consists of 60 bedrooms (of three different types) with areas for management and administrative services, staff facilities, living and activity areas, dining and service areas (kitchen, pantry, laundry and backing facilities), Health and Hydrotherapy areas and, finally, technical areas, storage rooms and garage.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

  • Architects: atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa
  • Project: Elderly Residential Building TORRE SENIOR
  • Location: Santo Tirso, Portugal
  • Photography: Manuel Aguiar
  • Collaborators: Rita Gonçalves, Filipe Ribeiro
  • Technical Specialties: Termoprojecto
  • Project Date: 2007-2009
  • Construction Date: 2009-2013

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

The shape of the land (triangular in the construction area) and the sharp drop of the same have heavily conditioned the proposal. Therefore, we have chosen to design a building consisting of two structures which are perpendicular to each other, forming a kind of ” T “.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

The longer structure (to the South), where you can find the common areas (social and dining areas), administrative areas and most of the bedrooms, lies parallel to the slope of the land, fitting on the ground and taking advantage of the southern solar exposure and the view over the river.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

This structure has 3 floors (partially 4), 2 above the ground level and 1 below (partially 2).

The second structure (to the West), has 3 floors, 2 above the ground level and one below, completely underground, where the garage is located.

The building is more closed and restrained to the north (to the street) and frankly open to the south over viewing the valley.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

On the entrance floor (ground floor) were located all the reception and activity areas, the living and socializing areas, the dining areas and support services. To the West you can find the Health area with the medical office, nursing room, physiotherapy, gym, indoor pool (hydrotherapy and leisure) and backing facilities (dressing rooms and toilets).

On the 1st floor there are exclusively bedrooms and hospital support areas.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

On the -1 Floor (Basement) there are 10 bedrooms and 8 suites with bedroom and living room (all in the southern structure). In the western structure were located the garage (20 seats), the individual storage rooms, the technical areas, the living areas, the assisted bathrooms and the laundry.

On the -2 Floor (sub – basement) there are 8 suites, individual storage rooms, technical areas and backing facilities.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

Image Courtesy © atelier d’arquitectura j. a. lopes da costa

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