Architect Filipe Melo Oliveira was faced with the design problem of transforming an outdated apartment from the early ’90s into an updated functional dwelling.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.
Architects: Filipe Melo Oliveira
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Project Area: 143 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: 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.
The architect created a functionally unique curved book shelf with in the office.
The kitchen’s simple color palette of black and white coupled with clean lines helps to visually maximize the space.
The architect took special care in choice of materials, color, shading systems, light fixtures, and window frames as seen in the finished design.