Building in Maia City

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Luis Ferreira Alves

The building is designed for collective housing and has 32 flats and 8 commercial spaces.
The construction area is 45 m x 17 m with a ground floor and five floors.
The rectangle was divided through its axis creating two separate bodies which are continuous and symmetric, yet independent in terms of accesses and entrances.
The lifts, staircases, bathrooms, storage areas and service areas compose the buildings central structure, allowing better interior organization.
The eastern elevation includes the two entrances, four of the commercial entrances and the car entrances for the basements car park.
The western facade gives direct access to four commercial spaces.
The flat typology has the kitchen near the entrance, next to the living room and the bedrooms creating a linear front, structured by a corridor with 1,40 m wide.
The structure metric is based on a square, 5,90 large, creating bedroom fronts of 2,95 m and parking spaces of the same size.
The wall openings define the facade modulation which is a system of aluminium venezian blinds. This system has two types: the first, fixed to the exterior wall and the second, a normal blind for the windows and the laundry openings. This principle stands on the ground floor in the commercial spaces.
The window frames are made of aluminium in it's natural colour.
The flat floor is made of wood boards, the walls are covered with plaster or clay tiles in the bathrooms.



Structural consultants: Enarte - Engenharia e Arquitectura, Lda.

Electrical consultants: Enarte - Engenharia e Arquitectura, Lda.

Mechanical consultants: Enarte - Engenharia e Arquitectura, Lda.

General contractor: Ribeiro de Sousa & Silva Correia, Lda.

Landscape design: Laura Costa

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Luis Ferreira Alves

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Luis Ferreira Alves
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Luis Ferreira Alves
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Luis Ferreira Alves
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · Building in Maia City
Eduardo Souto de Moura
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