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.
Xadrez Student’s Apartment in Lisbon, Portugal by UMA Collective
July 7th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: UMA Collective
Refurbishment of a 50sqm apartment dating from the 1961, located nearby to several Lisbon Universities in Ajuda. The existing apartment didn’t have any relevant feature besides its great location and river view.
In order to maximize the investment, the new program foresaw 3 student’s bedrooms, a kitchen, toilets and an entrance area that can double as a shared living room.
The renovation concept aimed to create a contemporary design, using in raw materials such as OSB panels and Valchromat (engineered colored wood).
The bedrooms – with the geometry of a cube with 2.50m edge – were designed in order to provide the maximum flexibility of the student’s private space.By using folding furniture, namely beds and desks, the bedrooms can be easily transformed in study, living or leisure areas. The storage spacewas maximized and designed to allow the bedroom to be quickly cleared up.
The bathroom was planned as a sequence of three spaces that can be used simultaneously and occupying a very small area. The shared kitchen was kept in the original location, being the room with the best view over the Tagus River.
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