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João Quintela, Tim Simon

ATELIER JOÃO QUINTELA TIM SIMON

http://www.atelierjqts.com

Lisbon, Portugal
ATELIER JOAO QUINTELA TIM SIMON is a young architecture practice developing their work between Lisbon, Hamburg and Madrid. Established in 2012 by Tim Simon and João Quintela, their work consists in a serial research into the wide field of Architecture as a fundamental discipline combined with a process of learning from the empirical knowledge.

Mater House


A space for multi-handicapped children

Mater House


A space for multi-handicapped children
Our approach to Architecture, understood as a form of knowledge, intend to reinforce its autonomy through a deep dialogue with complementary disciplines or contexts such as in this particular situation: a direct participation in a social and political concern.

Architects may not be able to change the world but they're certainly able to change Architecture itself and to reestablish its crucial position within society. A so called "project" goes far beyond the designing process.

MATER has started 4 years ago when the School Maria Veleda asked our help to do a space for multi-handicapped children. The government should have done it in 2011.

After regular meetings with professors, students and parents a huge collaborative process started with all working 'pro bono'. The architecture was discussed together; the name chosen by the parents; the topographic plan done by a professor; we got the city hall's support; the project was presented in the A. Association; this year it was finally submitted and officially approved to be built; due to solidary events, rising founds and competitions we all have collected around 31.000€ which represents almost half of the total. MATER ir planned to be built in 3 steps and hopefully will start next year.


Oustide view of the project MATER House in the School Maria Veleda, Loures, Portugal

Inside view of the project MATER House with the small kitchen, activities room and snoezelen room

Inside view of the 1/10 Model presented to professors, children and parents. At the moment this model is in permanent exhibition at the School

Outside view of the 1/10 Model and first works in place to check the quality of the ground.

Technical drawing with constructive definition as part of the submitted project. It was officially approved last November.

Mater House


A space for multi-handicapped children

Mater House


A space for multi-handicapped children
Our approach to Architecture, understood as a form of knowledge, intend to reinforce its autonomy through a deep dialogue with complementary disciplines or contexts such as in this particular situation: a direct participation in a social and political concern.

Architects may not be able to change the world but they're certainly able to change Architecture itself and to reestablish its crucial position within society. A so called "project" goes far beyond the designing process.

MATER has started 4 years ago when the School Maria Veleda asked our help to do a space for multi-handicapped children. The government should have done it in 2011.

After regular meetings with professors, students and parents a huge collaborative process started with all working 'pro bono'. The architecture was discussed together; the name chosen by the parents; the topographic plan done by a professor; we got the city hall's support; the project was presented in the A. Association; this year it was finally submitted and officially approved to be built; due to solidary events, rising founds and competitions we all have collected around 31.000€ which represents almost half of the total. MATER ir planned to be built in 3 steps and hopefully will start next year.


Oustide view of the project MATER House in the School Maria Veleda, Loures, Portugal

Inside view of the project MATER House with the small kitchen, activities room and snoezelen room

Inside view of the 1/10 Model presented to professors, children and parents. At the moment this model is in permanent exhibition at the School

Outside view of the 1/10 Model and first works in place to check the quality of the ground.

Technical drawing with constructive definition as part of the submitted project. It was officially approved last November.


Idea by

João Quintela, Tim Simon
ATELIER JOÃO QUINTELA TIM SIMON
Lisbon
Portugal
ATELIER JOAO QUINTELA TIM SIMON is a young architecture practice developing their work between Lisbon, Hamburg and Madrid. Established in 2012 by Tim Simon and João Quintela, their work consists in a serial research into the wide field of Architecture as a fundamental discipline combined with a process of learning from the empirical knowledge.