Casa da Lila by João Carriço, result of the intervention in the posterior facade. Photograph © Luís Henrique Da Cruz. Image courtesy of Studioarte.
A compact and functional design that beyond repetition, is able to surprise, getting away from the predictable. Portugal-base Studioarte tells us in their self-description 'We build. We create. We design. We rock' and, as one could expect, Casa da Lila by their collaborator João Carriço rocks too.
This charming cottage designed by Studio arte member, João Carriço, integrates the modern interior design of the proposal with the ancient aesthetic of this house of the 50's. Designed with the maximum respect to the pre-existence, it is indoors where the deployment of architectural resources is remarkable: virtual divisions indicated only through small gestures, stairs that disappear in the backfill of the (few) interior walls and large windows that seem to extend the space to the terraces, to the village. A fluid space you will fall in love with.