‘polikatoikea’ by filipe magalhaes and ana luisa soaresfirst prize winner
polikatoikea was the first prize winner at an open ideas competition organized by the origami architecture competition in oporto, portugal,
which was held during november 2011 to january 2012. designers filipe magalhaes and ana luisa soars, took the name from a greek rule (polikatoika) and
a swedish philosophy (ikea) as a political move that seeks the densification of the city through low-cost construction targeting a young and unattached client.
on a conceptual level the project attempts to provide an idea that fights the desertification of an unstable economic conjecture,
where low cost appears as an affordable solution.
view from one of the upper levels
the backyard is seen as the basic element of the proposal as
abstracted and repeated on every floor unfolding to a series of new
new terraces are proposed above the previous rooftops
using simple structural solutions, offering more square meters to the
city without leaving the site.
these new places are created by placing
individual capsules, bubbles of private space, which becomes the house
filling all the contemporary basic living needs.
interior of capsule