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Houses in Calçada dos Mestres, Lisbon

Rua Um Building Development in Portugal design by Orgânica architecture office

11 Dec 2018

Design: Orgânica architecture office

Location: Rua Um, Campolide hill, Lisboa

Houses in Calçada dos Mestres neighborhood, Lisbon

Semi-detached houses facing Lisbon XVIII century aqueduct

Orgânica architecture office has just completed the rehabilitation of two semi-detached houses in Calçada dos Mestres neighborhood, facing ‘Águas Livres’, Lisbon 18th century aqueduct.

Houses in Calçada dos Mestres, Lisbon

Photos by Do Mal o Menos

Houses in Calçada dos Mestres neighborhood, Lisbon

The original neighborhood was a social development of the mid twentieth century. These streets have no name, their names are still merely numerical.

The semi-detached houses, located on Rua Um (Nº1 street) face the “Águas Livres” aqueduct, an engineering stone achievement that splits the neighborhood in two, towards the Alcântara valley.

Houses in Calçada dos Mestres, Lisbon Houses in Calçada dos Mestres, Lisbon

This Orgânica project renewed and enlarged the existing building, gave the semi-detached houses a new organization, as urban modern living requires.

But not only the interior had significant changes. From the interior windows were opened from floor to ceiling, by inflecting the walls, allowing us to look out on multiple directions. These new openings are strategic, allow us to capture frames and relevant landscape references, extend the houses inner space.

Houses in Calçada dos Mestres, Lisbon

It is possible to distinguish that we are in presence of two independent houses only by the colors of the entrance doors and it’s window flower boxes.

Houses in Calçada dos Mestres, Lisbon

The project involved a partial demolition, preserving it’s main facade. Now, with a more refined and contemporary design, the houses have the same windows, the same flower boxes and entrance porch but with a more meaningful expression. The outer walls were plastered and painted white, and the concrete floor slabs were marked in gray. The roof gained new red flat tiles, a typical construction material of Lisbon area.

Entrance hall and social areas are located on the ground floor. The entrance hall works as a vestibule from which we access the kitchen area, the living room and the staircase. The living room has big windows from floor to ceiling and an external staircase as a backyard connection.

On the first floor we find the semi-detached houses private areas, with bedrooms in the side elevations. There’s also an attic and a basement. In total, the houses have approximately 520m2.

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Homes in Calçada dos Mestres, Lisbon – Building Information

Architecture: Orgânica Arquitetura – Paulo Serôdio Lopes

Collaboration: José Roque, Gary Barber, José Santos, Carlos Paulo, Ruben Lourenço, Vitor Sá, João Cordeiro

Structural engineering, electricity and gas: Cristina Pimenta

Electricity and thermal projects: Sala de Desenho

Engineering: Rui Martins

Photography: Do Mal o Menos

Calçada dos Mestres houses in Lisbon

Marked above on the image – Orgânica’s project on Rua Um (Street Nº 1) in Calçada dos Mestres neighborhood, by the “Águas Livres” Aqueduct, on Campolide hill, Lisbon.

Orgânica architecture office

Orgânica was created in Lisbon by Teresa Courela and Paulo Serôdio Lopes in 2006. The office has an architectural practice based on public tenders, private clients and several partnerships with other architecture offices.

Orgânica significant Works:

Parque das Nações high School – Lisbon (2018), Palácio Pimenta Educational Programm facilities – Lisbon Museum (2017), Parque das Nações Dental Clinic(2015), Luciano Cordeiro Housing building(2009), House in Chiado and House in Cabrela – Sintra Rehabilitation (both 2008) and the Elementary and Secondary School nº3 in Alhos Vedros (2006)…

JUST IN CASE is a communication agency focused on architecture, design, culture, real estate and industry. We promote the small scale but we work for great results, putting a highlight on the specificity of our clients. We believe that bigger does not always mean better.

The agency is based in Lisbon, but our scope is international. We work in partnership with Consuelo Torres Comunicación, a Spanish communication agency based in Madrid. (inactive when checked 11 April 2020)

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Location: Rua Um, Lisbon, Portugal

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