Portuguese studio Fala Atelier has used a mint inexperienced flooring to brighten up the inside of a two-bedroom condominium in Porto.
The studio, led by architects Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja, was requested to fully redesign the 190-square-property, which is ready on the bottom flooring of a nondescript modernist housing block.
The architects performed with color and form via a sequence of interventions. Most noticeable is the ground that provides the challenge its identify, Condo on a Mint Flooring.
This was created utilizing an epoxy resin in a comfortable inexperienced shade. It runs via all of the rooms of the flat, and likewise extends out to the terrace.
“The color alternative was very a lot an intuitive one,” Magalhães informed Dezeen. “It was many instances mentioned with the consumer and we tried others. However in the long run it turned a pure resolution.”
“The purpose was to unify all of the areas of the challenge, inside and out of doors, one way or the other compensating for the general complexity of the plan,” he added.
Partition partitions had been stored to a minimal contained in the constructing, to make the area really feel as open and beneficiant as attainable. The brand new format features a kitchen and front room that each entrance the terrace, and a pair of bedrooms on the again.
Magalhães mentioned that the technique was to create a brand new facade to accompany the terrace, which had not been used earlier than. This was created via an alternating sample of black and white marble panels, positioned above the full-height glazing of the lounge and projecting kitchen.
“The brand new facade going through the terrace, generously open, hints on the modernism of the road facade,” he mentioned.
The kitchen matches in with the color scheme, that includes doorways in two subtly completely different shades of turquoise and a white marble countertop.
Behind the house, a curving wall offers an unconventional form to the 2 bedrooms. Each has its personal lavatory, though each are contained behind the curve.
Doorways to every of those area are comprised of easy, undecorated wooden, matching cupboards within the loos.
Fala Atelier relies in Porto. Earlier initiatives embody a house in a transformed storage and a renovation that provides color to a 19th-century home.
Images is by Ricardo Loureiro.
Architect: Fala Atelier
Undertaking staff: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Costanza Favero, Lera Samovich, Joana Sendas, Paulo Sousa