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Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Portugal Architecture News - Jul 22, 2019 - 05:51   11567 views

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Lisboa-based architecture firm Plano Humano Arquitectos has converted an old service building into a new apartment with automated wooden shutters that add new texture to the existing streetscape in Lisboa, Portugal.

The new apartment, called Edificio Lisbon Wood, was transformed from a state service building - the tourism general offices, into a new apartment that contains 15 residential units and 2 shops, connected by common leisure spaces, such as gardens, a gym and a spa.

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

The architects wanted to give a new life to an existing building, within it's story and excellent location. The project, covering 3,882-square-metre area, intended to provide the building with features of a current architecture. The firm used new materials, new spaces, new connections to create new experiences for the new established use, to inhabit. 

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

The building is situated in the city center, taking advantage of the centrality, with the required privacy and retreat. The building offer feeling of living in larger and connected spaces, full of light. 

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

"We opened the building to the outer space. We extend it on balconies that increase the space of habitation, which thus also happens outdoors, in contact with the open air, a relic in the center of the city. Interior and exterior are in constant dialogue," said the studio.

"We worked the materiality according to its characteristics of comfort, robustness and longevity. the minimalist interior contrasts while connects with the powerful exterior in thermo modified wood."

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Wood is the hallmark of the building. Traditional and noble material, allied to the current technology, in the cladding of facades that will always be dynamic, different for each moment of the day and for each apartment. 

The facade is dynamic, it has constant movement, which makes it a mutable, almost living building, that transcends its inner life to the exterior.

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

The wood is applied in automated shutters, that while privatizing the interior spaces, increase the building's energy efficiency. They limit or allow the interior solar incidence, depending if it is summer or winter, what in a mediterranean city like Lisbon has a great preponderance in thermal confort.

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Modular facade diagram

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Situation plan

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Ground floor plan and first floor plan

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

2nd floor and 6th floor plan

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

9th floor and roof floor plan

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Section

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Elevation

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Backside elevation

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Axonometric diagram

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Shutters - control of natural light

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Section - control of natural light

Plano Humano Arquitectos won the WA Award with 2 projects in previous Cycles: with Casa Polivalente // Multipurpose House in the 29th Cycle and Our Lady Of Fátima Chapel in the 27th Cycle.

Project facts

Project Name: Edificio Lisbon Wood

Location: Lisboa, Portugal

Architecture: Plano Humano Arquitectos| Pedro Ferreira e Helena Vieira

Team: Pedro Ferreira, Helena Vieira, Ana Figueiredo, João Martins, Manuel Dinis, Nuno Roque, Vanessa Ferrão.

Engineering: GAPLR– Luis Reis, Ana Henriques, Hermano Henriques, Nuno Santos, Ana Silva, Armando Venâncio, Sérgio Oliveira, Pedro Costa. 

Client: KWIBA Investimentos 

Empreiteiro: CASAIS

Inspection Team: TPF

Use: Habitação e Comércio

Area: 3882m²

Project Year: 2015-2019

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