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Apartment JSJ / Filipe Melo Oliveira

  • Architects: Filipe Melo Oliveira
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architects: Filipe Melo Oliveira
  • Area: 143.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado

From the architect. Architect Filipe Melo Oliveira was faced with the design problem of  transforming an outdated apartment from the early '90s into an updated functional dwelling.  The existing conditions of the apartment contained spectacular views of Monsanto and the Tagus river.  This became a focal point to highlight during the redesign, along with improvements in acoustic and thermal comfort.   Follow the break for more photographs of these thoughtfully redesigned interior spaces.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The existing kitchen, bathrooms, hall way, and office spaces lacked to accommodate the owners lifestyle.  These rooms required the most attention in the redesign.  Organization and storage along with functionality, ergonomics and comfort were high priorities within the kitchen and office spaces in particular.  Both of these spaces are narrow and long, and required an ample amount of attractive storage space and workable space.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The architect created a functionally unique curved book shelf with in the office.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The kitchen's simple color palette of black and white coupled with clean lines helps to visually maximize the space.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The architect took special care in choice of materials, color, shading systems, light fixtures, and window frames as seen in the finished design.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado
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