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Garage House / fala

Garage House / fala

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Houses  · 
Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architects: fala
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Alape, BRUMA, Ikea, Sanitana, Vidal Tecidos

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

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. 

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.

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" 19 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801629/garage-house-fala-atelier/> ISSN 0719-8884
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