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Cachão Tojal

Latino Coelho Apartments . Lisbon

Manuel Cachão Tojal . Latino Coelho Apartments . Lisbon afasia (1)

Manuel Cachão Tojal . photos: © Francisco Nogueira

This project is based on two practically symmetrical apartments located in the Picoas neighborhood in a typical building of an early 19th century Lisbon.

The purpose of the intervention, was to renovate the apartments without losing their identity and without compromise contemporary living and the improvement of technical characteristics.

In terms of space configuration, the idea was to open the living room to the kitchen you can through a circular opening, giving it more amplitude, fulfilling an initial premise to separate the social from the private area. Continue reading Cachão Tojal

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Manuel Cachão Tojal

Apartment In Lapa. Lisbon

Manuel Cachão Tojal . Apartment In Lapa. Lisbon (1)

Manuel Cachão Tojal . photos: © Francisco Nogueira

Located in Bairro da Lapa, Lisbon, the apartments were at different stages of conservation. One of the apartments had a recent renovation; the other one was practically at its original condition.

The challenge of this project was to join the two apartments of small areas and spaces and transform them into one apartment, without losing their identity and giving them a contemporary functionality and experience. For this, the intervention had as a premise to focus the social area to the garden, the bedrooms to the opposite side, and the only room that remained interior was coated with a wood panel that brings the outside light to the interior without losing privacy. Continue reading Manuel Cachão Tojal

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Cachão Tojal

family HOUSE . Trafaria

Cachão Tojal . family HOUSE . Trafaria (12)

Manuel Cachão Tojal . photos: © Francisco Nogueira

The house is set in a small village, called Trafaria, located on the other side of the Tagus river, just in front of Lisbon.

Trafaria is a small fishing village and the earlier country’s first beach colony which was witnessed of the increase of simple and vernacular constructions for holidays in the 1950s. This house is a perfect example of those constructions. Continue reading Cachão Tojal