01. Pinhal do Gancho
Clients: Private Place: Lisbon - Barreiro Project Team: Kaputt! Date: July 2005 Phase: Construction
Technology in the suburbia
We were asked to design a house in the
A permeable wall, built in brick, defined limits for
surroundings of Lisbon, with specific actual
the lawn and fruit tree area.
techniques - OSB and light steel framing.
In the project, a spacious object enveloped the
A vacant lot, next to a green house, defined this
common spaces, complementing an orthogonal
implantation for the private part of the house.
A strip of orange trees and bushes formed a
Construction is underway in an always difficult
protective barrier which would frame the garden.
02. Ler Devagar
Clients: Private Place: Lisbon - AlcĂ˘ntara Project Team: Kaputt! Date: July 2005 Phase: Built
Intervention in a printing machine
A bookshop and cultural association, asked for
budget - almost nonexistent for architectural
our collaboration by the occasion of changing
purposes so visual results could be achieved.
their facilities. The bookshop was to be installed
The strategy was mainly cleaning and to
inside and around a deactivated printing press
consolidate specific spaces, as the two bars, the
and our work was to maximize the available
offices box and a galleryâ€™s technical storage.
WC Main office Meeting space Gallery
Clients: Carlsberg Place: Copenhagen Project Team: Kaputt! Date: July 2006 Place: Competition
Competiton in Copenhagen
This project was an international competition for
A greater strategy set to organize diversified
the de-activated Carlsberg brewery. It aimed the
interventions and some new features were
integration into the urban fabric of Copenhagen,
added to the place as a catalyst for new
on which some structures from the old factory
would be maintained. Several suggestions were
The honorable mention was a great achievement
enumerated to incorporate new and old urban
for a junior architect studio, competing with
international renowned studios. 5
04. House of Arts and Culture
Clients: Competition Place: Lebanon - Beirut Project Team: Kaputt! Date: July 2005 Phase: Experimental
Treasures in Lebanon
The object of this competition was the House
The project consisted in a hard shell, interrupted
of Arts and Culture in Beirut, situated in the
in four access points to a open and delicate
frontier of the historical center which redefinition
was underway. This project was also part of the dynamics of the new typology of the modern
Our entry was awarded a Honorable Mention.
Clients: Public Place: Reguengos de Monsaraz Project Team: AWO Date: Jan 2012 Phase: Construction
Requalification of Reguengos highs chool Phase 1 was completely built. Phase 2 had major This project was made integrated in a national
changes (from Project I to Project II ahead) due
program of refurbishment of Portuguese high
to changes in political and financial background,
schools. This particular one had been built in the
as well as serious constraints found on site. This
80â€™s, according to standards for industry. The
last version, a very inexpensive adaptation, was
project aimed to reorganize new uses, as well as
solved using the same contractual materials and
the requalification of the existing structures, in
in a shorter time span.
order to reduce costs. 7
Clients: Private Place: Lisbon Project Team: AWO Date: February 2012 Phase: Infraestructure
Houses in Vila Utopia
Inserted in a closed community, an experiment
The rooms were traditionally on the first level, but
was made in the single houses type. An axis
residual spaces were created, so spacial unity to
between two houses was defined, so communal
the lower and main level could exist.
space would be united to the exterior garden
Some anonymity was chosen in a prized
and neighbouring community, creating a
architected house community.
gradation of privacy.
07. Atelier JA
Clients: JA LS Place: Lisbon Project Team: JA + AWO Date: December 2012 Phase: Built
Atelier JA In this project it was installed, on an old
The project is centered around a cenery,
warehouse, an exclusive interior design
used as a play set, enhancing the void
atelier. Being part of this process, a niche of
which unites the two levels, where the
Arts and Crafts borns in East Lisbon.
atelier is developed. Around this space,
In order to transform the warehouse,
enactment will be staged for clients and
already used with a different function, a
tight budget conditioned all choices - as it usually happens. 13
This void organizes functions through a
On the upper level, two blocks organize
staircase bringing other presence to the
and contain functions as private offices and
lower level. A curtain and brick atmosphere
toilets, serving the central working space.
communicates and extends the old charcater artificcially occupied, bringin imagination into play.