A gently curved wall. GRAÇA APARTMENT by Fala Atelier

09/01/2017
A gently curved wall. GRAÇA APARTMENT by Fala Atelier
[Lisbon] Portugal
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Graça Apartment by Fala Atelier. Photograph © Fernando Guerra. FG+SG
The new apartment erases the previous faults and to clarify the use of the available surface, and the architects proposes a long main space that serves as living but also as dining and kitchen area; it is a living gallery rather than a living room.
The project, designed by Fala Atelier, has transformed an obsolete and fragmented apartment thanks by a gently curved wall that was extended from façade to façacde defining the limit between a vast common space and the different private rooms. 
 

Description of project by Fala Atelier

The apartment lies in an unremarkable building in Lisbon. Its obsolete fragmented typology presented a series of small rooms, some devoid of natural light, and an impractical exterior bathroom. The intervention aimed to erase these faults and to clarify the use of the available surface: a gently curved wall was extended from façade to façade, defining the limit between a vast common space and the different private rooms. 

The long main space serves as living but also as dining and kitchen area; it is a living gallery rather than a living room. Its curved wall is punctuated by hand-painted doors in different shades of blue, hanging detached from the floor like a set of monochrome paintings. ...read more

Project team
FALA ATELIER.- Filipe Magalhães, Ana Lu
isa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Lera Samovich, Clara Pailler
Dates Fechas
October 2015 - May 2016
Client
Private commission

Fala

Fala Atelier is a naïve architecture practice based in Porto, led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. Established in 2013, the atelier works with methodic optimism on a wide range of projects, from territories to birdhouses.

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