Portuguese architect Filipe Fonseca da Costa has renovated an house in southwest Lisbon, creating brilliant dwelling areas whereas highlighting structural particulars.
The 240-square-metre Condominium in Lapa is situated inside an ageing residential block.
Its house owners – a younger French couple with two kids – charged Filipe Fonseca da Costa with returning the house “to the previous”.
“It had been successively adulterated and demolished in order that it had misplaced its authentic format,” defined Costa, “so I needed to make clear and steadiness the a number of coexisting epochs in the identical area.”
The renovation sees structural I-beams, iron columns and worn brick wall sections left uncovered.
In the meantime the vast majority of the dwelling areas, together with the kitchen, are painted white to create a extra open really feel.
Complementary pale cabinetry is put in within the kitchen, whereas a lightweight gray couch dominates the sitting room. Splashes of color are supplied by a mottled inexperienced rug and potted vegetation that sit atop the darkish wooden eating desk.
Outdoors is a terrace the place inhabitants can sunbathe, and a small backyard that overlooks a close-by river.
The white color scheme continues by way of to the bedrooms, certainly one of which opens onto a gravel-filled outside courtyard.
Studio Gameiro retains time-worn particulars in overhaul of 19th-century Lisbon house
The entire different tall walkways within the house have been preserved, which Costa has fitted with shutter-style doorways or curtains to present extra privateness to rooms when required.
Lapa is residence to quite a lot of current renovations. One by Bak Gordon Arquitectos sees a home reworked into two flats that now share a secluded courtyard backyard and swimming pool.
Studio Gameiro additionally overhauled a Lapa house to characteristic aged fresco partitions and concrete flooring inlaid with colored marble – the mission was shortlisted within the residential inside class of Dezeen Awards 2018.
Images is by Eduardo Nascimento from Do Mal o Menos.
Architects: Filipe Fonseca da Costa
Development: Robraz, Lda
Engineering: Pedro Machado