Self Service Laundry Morinha

Best Implemented Interior Design Project for Public Space

About the project
The Self Service Laundry project comes as a need to address to a challenging costumer request, who wanted a laundromat space and, at the same time, wanted to offer a personalized service for the treatment of clothes. This space is intended to be a harmonious space which provides a lounge area for people to have a comfortable space while waiting for the washing and drying equipment to finish.
For the development of the project concept the duality between traditional and modern was taken into account, with emphasis on nature. The purpose was to create a modern and innovative environment, reflecting the evolution of a society that seeks practical solutions for the management of it’s day to day, while still bringing the memory of traditional community washers back.
With the use of suspended plants, it is intended to emphasize the nature though the lightness and freshness of the space. Under the plants we find a marble clothing worktable to takes us back to those old stone tanks.

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.

Other participants
Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio