As if it was a game… so a new project started! It was a sad and an empty place turned into a large light space and dynamically fitted, as a space for children should be.
▼空间概览，overall view of the project ©Ivo Tavares Studio
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.
▼铁丝网在不遮挡视线的情况下分隔空间，wire mesh separates the space with out blocking the visual lines ©Ivo Tavares Studio
In addition to the area devoted to displaying and storing the items, the ground floor includes an office and a small storage room. When accessing the upper floor, there is a studio for product photography. This division was subdivided into two spaces with a glazing system, which were designed to expand space.
▼一层存储展示区，displaying and storing area on the ground floor ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼儿童在铁丝网之间穿梭玩耍，children playing though the wire mesh ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼一层办公室，office on the ground floor ©Ivo Tavares Studio
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. This note has a regular metric that allows both the rhythm to be created and the organization of space, such as furniture layout, to be guided.
▼走道，一侧为楼梯间，由聚碳酸酯板围合，corridor with staircase on one side, enclosed by polycarbonate ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼聚碳酸酯板中的楼梯间，staircase enclosed by polycarbonate ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼二层办公区，office space on the upper floor ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼空间尽头为产品摄影区，木制天花带来温馨的氛围，photography are at the end of the office space, wooden ceiling creating an intimate atmosphere ©Ivo Tavares Studio
A small area dedicated to children was created next to the stairs to the upper floor. This playful space was covered with polycarbonate and with a double height, at which the lights of a design object fell. The lights reflected in the polycarbonate allude to a world of magic, imagination and creativity. The industrial style pendant lamp was designed specifically for the place.
▼由聚碳酸酯板围合的通高儿童玩耍区，area for children enclosed by polycarbonate ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼特别设计的灯具悬挂在玩耍区正上方，specially designed lights suspended right above the area for children ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼专门为项目设计的工业式灯具，industrial style lights particularly designed for the place ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼木材与聚碳酸酯板的对比，contrast between the wood and polycarbonate ©Ivo Tavares Studio
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan ©stu.dere
▼二层平面图，first floor plan ©stu.dere
▼卫生间立面图，elevations of the washroom ©stu.dere
▼展架分析图，diagram of the display shelves ©stu.dere
Project name: Warehouse Morinha
Office: stu.dere – Oficina de Arquitectura e Design
Architects: Ulisses Costa
Location: Vila Meã – Amarante
Conclusion year: 2020
Build Area (m2): 334 m2
Client: Belo & Tavares, SA
Engineering: Civiuban – Engenharia e Fiscalização
Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
Website from the photographer: www.ivotavares.net
List of Manufacturers
POLICARBONATO ALVEOLAR – Interior Walls
BIRCH PLYWOOD – Interior Walls and Ceilings
EXPORLUX – Wall Lighting
FONTINI BY FONTE BARCELONA – Ceramic switches – DO colection
MICROCIMENTO – Microcement floors, Natural finish;
WELDED MESH – Metal separation mesh.