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Garage House / Fala Atelier

  • 02:00 - 19 December, 2016
Garage House / Fala Atelier
Garage House  / Fala Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Camelia Petre, Clara Pailler
  • Consultant

    Paulo Sousa
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. The project started with an unconventional request from an open minded couple: within a very tight budget, to convert a windowless 200m2 garage into a house.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The proposed intervention intended the clearest reading possible of the existing structure, emphasising its strength. While the garage was careless and grey, the house is clean and white; its materiality is flat, its light is abstract. 

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Two generous bathrooms were included behind a curved wall, where a broken corner was before; the walls and ceilings were painted in white and the floor covered in a continuous polished concrete surface; the existing skylights we’re rethought. No other change felt necessary.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Carefully placed elements organize the living areas: a marble kitchen, curtains, potted plants. Along with the furniture, the free standing elements carry the flexible identity of the house, hinting its domesticity while punctuating the abstract volume with color. 

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Cite: "Garage House / Fala Atelier" 19 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/801629/garage-house-fala-atelier/>
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