aspa: apartment renovation in junqueira
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feb 27, 2013
aspa: apartment renovation in junqueira


‘junqueira apartment’ by aspa, lisobn, portugal
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the ‘junqueira apartment’, originally built in lisbon in 2006, is a one-storey flat with a considerable ceiling height of 5.2 meters. the renovation,
as explained by portuguese practice aspa arquitectos, can be more appropriately considered an extension rather than a refurbishment since the re-design
simply reinterprets the previously ‘empty’ space in relation to the volume of the structure. the new space can be characterized by two basic elements:
first, a foreign mezzanine component that intrudes into the original space and runs through the linear plan as a hovering spine, creating a new dynamic
relationship between private and public program and almost doubling the livable floor area. the second element is the monochromatic color scheme
made aggressively apparent through the smooth geometric surfaces juxtaposed from the natural wood floors, highlighted from the natural light entering
the peripheral existing walls.

 

 


black mezzanine structure integrating into the original apartment
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reflective surface and longitudinal corridor through new spaces
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vertical connection to the addition
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upstairs space
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dichotomy of black and white
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all-white program
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original space

 

 


floor plan / original level 0

 

 


floor plan / mezzanine level

 

 


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project info:

 

 

location: lisbon, portugal
date: 2011 – 2012
architecture: aspa – josé maria cumbre + nuno sousa caetano (collaborator – rita laginha e rita brito)
area: 110.00 m2
foundations and structures: prpc engenheiros – joão paulo cardoso
water and sewerage installations: francisco carmona
construction: salvaria lda

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