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Block
CDEF

Type

Residential

 

Location

Gaia, Portugal

 

Area

2490m²

 

Started

2019

Completion

2022

 

Client

JMSA

 

Status

Being built

Images by

Fusão / Hori-zonte

As part of the Masterplan Gaia urban project, the two buildings represent an extension of the Plaza outdoor and fluid arrangement that should continue and surround the two building blocks.

The residential units are executed under a striking and extremely efficient floor plan, which is subtly translated to the facade composition. The fine lines mark the exterior space division between each apartment, as they bring a dynamic and distinguished appearance to the whole residential complex.

By designing a continuous balcony all around the building perimeter, every interior room can be projected to the outside.
At the same time, by reducing the slab's front edge, the outdoor areas will gain shadow during the warmer days of the year, as they will allow for the sun to come inside the apartments during the winter and colder season.
 
A simple and passive response that improves thermal loss, overheating and comfort to the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Current status:

The first block is already under construction.
The others are in the planning stage and expected to be erected this year.

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October 2020

Construction Site

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Level 2

Construction planning stage

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The balcony as an extension of the living area,
projected to the outside

The facade is designed to improve the living qualities of each compartment as it passively controls how the sun reaches both indoor and outdoor areas during different weather conditions and throughout the year

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