Fala Atelier completed Fireworks in White project in the city of Porto in Portugal, where many of their previous works are located. The project is a familiar exercise of fitting in ambiguous programs, correcting mistakes and introducing an insistent order.

The uneven space on the ground floor is bothered by many kinks, twists, occasional beams and columns.

Almost pure interior, the space is an elaborate composition of fearless geometries. Three fluid walls are framed between a dotted marble floor and a white wavy ceiling.

Proud doors suggest possible rooms and occasional mirrors simulate the missing windows. Curtains, doors, columns and cabinets complete the spatial parade that can be used as a house. Mischievous surfaces, punctual elements and patterns are splashed inside a complex white perimeter.

A grand entry and a sly glass brick window become a plinth of an ugly duckling, finishing the timid yet intricate composition of the entire building.

Facts & Credits

Project Title  Fireworks in White
Type Residential 
Location Porto, Portugal
Year 2018-20
Status  Private commission, built
Project Team  Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Nina Guyot, Lera Samovich, Joana Sendas, Jana von Wyl
Area  108m2
Client  Private
Photography  Fala Atelier