Armazém Morinha

Best Implemented Interior Design Project for Public Space

About the project
As if it was a game... so a new project started!
In the first contact with the building, it was found a place too wanton in terms of space distribution. Despite the client's request for an open space concept, the intention was to create a sense of exploration as one walked through space, as though it were a labyrinth, like a game for a kid. Hence the implementation of the wire mesh, which creates a physical but not visual barrier, thus fulfilling the client's premises.
The materials used have been selected in such a way that their use is unique, without the need for adjacent layers and finishing with other products. Honeycomb polycarbonate has been chosen for the interior walls, suggesting an industrial appearance in harmony with the microcement-coated floor. To counterbalance this, the ceilings and the office were lined with birch plywood, creating a more intimate feel.

Vila Meã, Amarante, Portugal

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Applicant and authors of the project
stu.dere — Oficina de Arquitetura e Design.
Founded in 2016, by Ulisses Costa, dedicated to the development of Architecture Projects, Interior Architecture and Design.
The studio values the search for different approaches and architectural paradigms to respond to the challenges presented by each client, reflecting in the work a posture that questions the environment, which leads us to a perfect balance between the formal, strategic and sensory point of view.
Project by Ulisses Costa.

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Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
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