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Lisbon Wood Building

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture, Winner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationLisboa, Portugal
CompanyPlano Humano Arquitectos
Lead ArchitectPedro Ferreira e Helena Vieira
Design TeamArchitects: Ana Figueiredo, João Martins, Manuel Dinis, Nuno Roque, Vanessa Ferrão | Engineering: Luis Reis, Ana Henriques, Hermano Henriques, Nuno Santos, Ana Silva, Armando Venâncio, Sérgio Oliveira, Pedro Costa.
ClientKwiba - Investimentos Imobiliários

The goal of this project was to provide an existing building a new life, with a new architectural aproach. The building is now open to the exterior, with extended balconies that increase the space of habitation and improve the interior/exterior life. Wood is the hallmark of the building. A traditional and noble material, allied to the current technology, it is used in the cladding of facades that will always be different for each moment of the day, according to the life in each apartment. The facade is dynamic, it has constant movement, which makes it a mutable living building, that transcends its inner life to the exterior.