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Project: "CHAMPALIMAUD FOUNDATION - Investigation Center"
Company:CJC - Interior Design
Designer(s): Cristina Jorge de Carvalho, Portugal
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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Entry Description: Champalimaud Foundation _Investigation Center | 2010 CJC was invited to submit a proposal for the Interior Design for the new Research Centre of the Champalimaud Foundation due to inaugurate this current year. With both a research and treatment component, it is a place where you want the patient to have a ‘close’ link searching for its own cure – the humanization of the space is implied. Based on the immensity of space, the main objective was the creation of spaces / areas inside this same space in order to decrease it to the human scale and provide comfort. In defining the different areas we met the different requirements of potential users, creating multiple options of leisure, more or less intimate, more or less comfortable and / or formal. The spatial connection between interior / exterior is a physical characteristic of the building itself, so a starting point for the developing the concept. The evocation of nature is thus a basic and recurrent element, either through the use of natural materials like wood, straw and linens, either through light projections on the walls that dialogue with outside gardens showing its variations of movement and foliage. The colours are sober and clear, quiet and peacefully seeking the evocation of feelings and emotions of energy, positivity and peace. These emotions are also expressed through graphic projections that receive visitors at the entrance. The design pieces by CJC are combined with the design classics in a contemporary language that is intended to be calm and comfortable.

About the Designer/Company
Cristina Jorge de Carvalho was born in Mozambique, Africa, and lives in Lisbon her city of choice and her constant departure and arrival point for her innumerous travels, either for pleasure , work or for the continuous search for new inspirations. In Lisbon, she finished her degree in Business Management in ISCTE. But her strong passion for arquitecture and aesthetics motivated her to move to London where she concluded an Interior Design degree on Inchbald School of Design. Back to Lisbon, in 1998, Cristina Jorge de Carvalho founded the atelier CJC – Interior Design and Architecture that today employs a team of several highly qualified professionals in these two areas of expertise. The contemporary, elegant and discreet vision that Cristina Jorge de Carvalho imprints to all the spaces where she intervenes has granted her several national and international clients such as hotels, SPA, show apartments, business offices and private residences. The exceptional quality of her work and her timeless style are visible and internationally recognized through several international awards and also as a professional member of IDA