EDIFÍCIO FS PROJECT
PAULO LUCAS ARCHITECTS
R U I C A S A C A, L D A. TO
FESARTE – Sociedade CLIENT
SANTANA, SESIMBRA LOCATION
8 8 7 .0 0 m² CONSTRUCTION AREA
2011 PROJECT YEAR
2012/2013 CONSTRUCTION YEAR
RUI CASACA, LDA. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTANTS
PAULO LUCAS PHOTOGRAPHER / 3 D
de Construções, Ldª
This proposal essentially seeks an optimal
Also the visual projection on the upper floors
solution between the default program and the
of the valley of the Seven Paths to the south
creation of a consistent relationship to the site.
and the mountains, and in particular the Mill,
In this sense, we opted for a building arranged
are important elements that contrast with the
on four floors, with shops and garage at
densified urban image. Moreover, the location
ground floor and six dwellings distributed
of building on the main artery of Santana,
across three upper floors.
which already has a lot of movement, could
The nearest surroundings already has a density of buildings, mostly of multi-purpose
buildings for housing, commerce and services,
In this sense, the idea of this building is to
which have been consolidating the avenue,
create an element that marks the Avenue,
which is also an important road connecting to
since it is located near the new roundabout,
other clusters and is therefore one of important
factors in developing this project.
contrasting with the nearby surroundings, and
The project also took into account various factors considered relevant in its surroundings, including important elements in the territory, as is the religious building from the 50's, the Mother Church of Corredoura, and from a more distant but no less important, the Castle of Sesimbra .
transmitted primarily by the more restrained and closed image of the building, which retains its facade in the foreground, in line with the Avenue.
This marking is further accentuated by the coating of
differentiation of the volume above, almost
these voids in wood, like the interior of the building,
monolithic,of the lower volume, which in spite
opening up slightly outwards. The timber, besides being
a warmer and cozy material also contributes to a good
the rearmost, is assumed as the basis of
the building. This thus allows to vary between uses and at the same time creating a buffer area covered access to shops and dwellings. It is also proposed the creation of a framework that
elements binding also the access to the garage.
insulation. Internally, each dwelling was organized in order to return the more social spaces such as living rooms and kitchens to areas of greater exposure of the building, particularly to South, proposing on the other hand the location of the rooms in the back side, thus protecting these spaces of the boulevard noise. In the organization
This differentiation between volumes is also
and subdivision and of each dwelling, we tried to
reaffirmed by the use of colors and materials,
centralize and minimize the circulation spaces in favor
highlighting the marking of the ground floor in a
of the other compartments, thus resulting in quite
darker tone, yet more glazed and the upper
floors in a lighter tone, which gives greater contrast between light / dark with retreated openings. This retreat of glazing and balconies, thus allows
surrounding, and minimizing their exposure to the confusion and noise of the boulevard.