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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.

LISBON STONE BLOCK in Lisboa, Portugal by Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

 
February 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

Lisbon and its “new avenues” (built in the beginning of the past century) are always a challenge for an architect.

Lisbon’s Stone Block is located in the corner of two major streets  and that position is somehow special in the relation that the building it-self creates with the “urban net”.

The idea/concept of the building is based in a “mutant facade”: a skin in stone, almost metamorphoses and movable.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda. (Alberto de Souza Oliveira)
  • Project: LISBON STONE BLOCK
  • Location: Defensores de Chaves Avenue, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Collaborators: Inês Cordovil, Sílvia Fernandes, Sérgio Godinho, Ana Cravinho, Sofia Pinto Basto
  • Engineer: BETAR estudos e projectos de estabilidade lda.
  • Construtor: Ramos Catarino, S.A.
  • Materials/products: concret, stone, wood, glass
  • Built Area: 5672 sqm
  • Date of construction: 2008/2011

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

We can say that the building is an urban sculpture that transmits several images accordingly to its use: By night the light radiates from the apartments and by day the building is perforated by it in a different way – the natural light passes through the openings in the movable panels, allowing the control of light in the interior of each apartment.

The apartments present a plan where the living room centres also a will to move and transform – through opening or closing the panels in the façade it’s possible to create different spaces in each apartment.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © NSouza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

Image Courtesy © NSouza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

Image Courtesy © NSouza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

Image Courtesy © NSouza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

Image Courtesy © NSouza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

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Categories: Apartments, Building, Facade, Housing Development, Residential

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