Self Service Laundry by stu.dere + Civiurban

Bringing the memory of traditional community washers back

Project Specs


感谢 stu.dere 将项目授权gooood发行。
Appreciation towards stu.dere for providing the following description:



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.

▼项目概览,overall view ©Ivo Tavares Studio

▼等待和休息空间,lounge area for waiting and seating ©Ivo Tavares Studio


▼金属格栅门实现物理上的分隔,the physical barrier achieved through “metallic checkered gate” ©Ivo Tavares Studio

▼墙上的绿色瓷砖与格栅对齐,the “metallic checkered gate” align with the ceramic metric on the surrounding walls ©Ivo Tavares Studio

▼工作台,worktable ©Ivo Tavares Studio

▼空间细部,detailed view ©Ivo Tavares Studio

The space that comes out of the merger of two stores, was divided into a self service area and a specialized service area, which will have a lower Schedule and therefore, serves as the physical barrier achieved through “metallic checkered gate” , that align with the ceramic metric on the surrounding walls. The green colored ceramics were chosen as an allusion to the ceramic used in old washings, to recover the memories of those places that remind us of the social aspects that came with collecting water. The floor is built in microcement which, in addition to using current aesthetics solutions is suitable for areas with high traffic for people, as well as a good option for being totally waterproof, without joints or sealers, facilitating its maintenance.

▼定制服务区,the specialized service area ©Ivo Tavares Studio



With the use of suspended plants, it is intended to emphasize the nature though the lightness and freshness of the space while you are using it. Under the plants we find a marble clothing worktable to takes us back to those old stone tanks that serve to beat a garment.

▼悬挂的植物和大理石工作台,the marble clothing worktable under the plants ©Ivo Tavares Studio

▼材质细节,materials ©Ivo Tavares Studio

▼从室外望向休息区,view to the lounge from outside ©Ivo Tavares Studio

▼工作台轴测图,work table axon ©stu.dere

▼平面图,floor plan ©stu.dere

▼剖面图,section ©stu.dere

Project name: Self Service Laundry 

Office: stu.dere + Civiurban 

Architects: Ulisses Costa
Location: Vila Meã – Amarante
Conclusion year: 2019
Build Area (m2): 200 m2
Client: Jul & Kim – Actividades Imobiliárias
Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
Website from the photographer: 


List of Manufacturers
1. ALELUIA CERÂMICAS – Indoor ceramic tiles “Urban Atelier”, Handmade finishing 10×10;
2. TROMILUX – Ceiling lighting
3. FLOS – Wall lighting “Glo-Ball”
3. Microcement – Microcement floors, Natural finish;


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