MAIA, 2012

Collective Housing Building on Rua Manuel Gonçalves Lage

A building comprised of thirteen 2-bedroom apartment units, a restaurant area, a generic shopping area and a parking floor. This proposal intends to “generate urbanity”, consolidating and qualifying a heterogeneous and uncharacteristic urban front. Within this framework, the building’s implantation is adjacent to the street layout, preserving the remarkable green area inside the land. This way, all housing features are particularly turned into the interior, giving commercial functions, pedestrian and mechanical access to public space. The construction solution is very simple and systematized, resorting to modelling and pre-fabrication, to achieve optimum cost/quality ratios, without compromising high standards of quality and comfort.