Manuel Tojal Architects renovated two symmetrical apartments located in a typical residential building of the early 19th century in Lisbon, Portugal trying to combine the original identity of the space with an “art deco” touch as well as the contemporary way of living.
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This project is based on two practically symmetrical apartments located in the Picoas neighborhood in a typical building of the early 19th century in Lisbon. The purpose of the intervention, was to renovate the apartments without losing their identity and without compromise contemporary living and the improvement of technical characteristics.
In terms of space configuration, the idea was to open the living room to the kitchen through a circular opening, giving it more amplitude, fulfilling an initial premise to separate the social from the private area.
The poetic representation of the circular opening, together with the bench, allows the experience of the space as a reflection space present in some “art deco” examples, as well as the Hi-Tech use inherent in contemporary life.
Facts & Credits
Project title Latino Coelho Apartments
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Built Area 80 m2
Completion date October 2019
Architecture Office Manuel Tojal Architects
Architect Manuel Cachão Tojal
Finishings Lioz Marble Stone, Pine wood, Brass, Manual Tiles
Photography Francisco Nogueira