Nogueira is a project designed by MNBR Arquitetos. Raw and rustic elements such as burnt cement floor and walls with apparent concrete blocks contrast with a woodwork in natural wood, lacquer and formica colored sheets, creating a composition of materials that exploits the volumes of the spaces in a logical and subtle way.
JUMA architects were contacted for the interior design of a shell-state apartment on the coast. The structural construction, the plastering, the floor screed and the technical fittings (heating ducts, plumbing, electricity and ventilation) of the apartment had already been realised.
This project designed by JUMA architects, mainly aimed at the realization of a new kitchen and pantry, is a more radical alteration than one might suspect at first glance. The entire floor-covering parquet was taken out since the existing pipes of this 80s house were in urgent need of replacement. The windows were replaced by and more slender and more efficient joinery. In several places, the existing window openings were made larger, so that they would come down to the floor. In addition to adding light and views, this also results in a more contemporary look.
Situated in a former garage, this loft designed by Teresa Sapey was fully refurbished and divided into two main areas: a public one and private living space. With more than 500 square meters the most complicate issue was to give light to an old and dark space like this.