ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Houses Rua Maria Loft / KEMA studio Rua Maria Loft / KEMA studioSave this projectSaveRua Maria Loft / KEMA studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876433/rua-maria-loft-kema-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: Investwood, Markslojd, CIAXIAVE, DUO THERM, MJOText description provided by the architects. Project is located in Anjos, Lisbon, Portugal, a zone where the industry mixes with housing buildings in a very dense urban tissue.Save this picture!Section A-A’Recommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaThe pre-existing space had a function of carpentry, with a limited access to light and a small, lacking identity exterior space.Save this picture!© Marco PezzuttoWe decided to maintain as much as possible in the interior, except for the part of a back facade to let more natural daylight in and enforce the relation between interior-exterior.Save this picture!Before. Image Courtesy of KEMA studioSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe intervention´s objective was to appreciate “the existing” and add to it. The “wet functions” were contained within rigid massive pre-existing brick walls, leaving all the “dry functions” in the remaining space. Further separation of functions was made by introducing 2 simple volumes defining the required functions. A black box, made from engineered coloured wood, created a technical zone together with a storage; a cork box, made from warm and acoustic cork panels, which created a private zone of double bedroom with direct connection to the exterior – both boxes made from sustainable, ecological materials produced in Portugal.Save this picture!© João MorgadoMaterials were a fundamental aspect of this project. We kept heavy brick arches, steel structure and concrete pillars supporting it and by introducing new elements to it. In this way we were able to emphasize the pre-existing industrial character. We played with contrasts of colors, temperature and sound. We intended to make it homey but still maintain the “industrial” identity, so we paired black, cold, noisy steel with bright-toned, warm and quiet cork.Save this picture!Floor PlanThroughout the process it was important for us not to lose the identity of the space. Since the local was a well known carpenter´s workshop, we decided to reuse all the wood left in the workshop and bring it back to life in a contemporary way, as a kitchen island top, bedside tables and exterior “pixel” wall – a composition made from over 14 different types of wood from all around the world.Save this picture!© João MorgadoAll of this resulted in a well defined space, with a memory of what it used to be. A comfortable space, penetrated by morning light from the entrance zone and flooded by the afternoon sunlight coming in from the backyard.Project gallerySee allShow lessDemolition is Underway on Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens in LondonArchitecture NewsCORE Modern Homes / Batay-Csorba ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 41 Share Architects: KEMA studio Area Area of this architecture project Area: 89 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Lisbon, Portugal Photographs: João Morgado, Marco Pezzutto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Photographs CopyAbout this officeKEMA studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLisbonPortugalPublished on August 29, 2017Cite: “Rua Maria Loft / KEMA studio” 29 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs Projects Houses ArchDaily Save this picture!© decaARCHITECTURE+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Ring House / decaARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveRing House / decaARCHITECTURE Alexandros Vaitsos, Carlos Loperena “COPY” Lead Architects: Architects: decaARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project Ring House / decaARCHITECTURE ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915790/ring-house-decaarchitecture Clipboard “COPY” 2016 Area: 393 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: decaARCHITECTURE, George Messaritakis Year: Greece Engineering:Vangelis Fragkiadakis, Evripidis GiannakakisLandscape:decaARCHITECTUREConsultants:Planting Consultant: Kalliopi GrammatikopoulouDesign Team:Thalia Chrousos, Alison Katri, Yiannis Kitanis, Maria Pappa, Argyro PouliovaliCity:Agia GaliniCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© decaARCHITECTURERecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The Ring House is located on the southern coast of Crete only 165 nautical miles from the Sahara desert. Two concrete beams follow the topography of the hill to define the outline of the house. The ring is articulated by these concrete beams. It provides protected shaded areas, well-ventilated interiors, surfaces for solar collection panels and protects an inner garden planted with varieties of citrus trees and edible plants. Altogether the house and its garden are designed to form a temperate microclimate, an oasis within an intensely beautiful but physically demanding environment.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisSave this picture!Save this picture!© George MessaritakisAt a broader scale, the house is a landscape preservation effort. In the past, the topography had been severely scarred by the random and informal carving of roads. The excavation material extracted during the house’s construction, was used to recover the original morphology of the land.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisFurthermore, a thorough survey of the native flora was done in order to understand the predominant biotopes in the different slopes in the plot. During the spring, prior to construction, seeds were collected on site and cultivated in a greenhouse to grow more seeds. These were then sowed over the road scars for the regeneration of the flora.Save this picture!© decaARCHITECTUREProject gallerySee allShow lessGehry Designs “Floating Icebergs” for Warner Bros. in Los AngelesArchitecture NewsFreebooter Housing / GG-loopSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Agia Galini, Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915790/ring-house-decaarchitecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officedecaARCHITECTUREOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAgia GaliniGreecePublished on April 25, 2019Cite: “Ring House / decaARCHITECTURE” 25 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.