In Porto, the expressive reconversion of a store in an apartment

Fala Atelier adapts the spatial features of a former shop into an apartment. The intervention involves the creation of a source of light in the back facade and a play of hypergeometric finishes.

Portuguese architecture studio Fala has pleasantly accustomed us to its touch of contemporary expressionism, often exercised as a redemption on ordinary spaces. In the reconversion of this store in Porto, transformed together with its basement into an apartment, this nonchalant character re-emerges once again through the sculptural taste of the room partition and the dialogue between finishes.

The wall dividing the living from the sleeping area is transformed into a scenic device that integrates a curved wall, a hypertrophic column and wooden doors with unusual round handles. Marble cladding and a pale pink ceiling dialogue with this elaborate geometry, giving the room a striking appearance.

In the back, the full-height glass walls give continuity to the two levels and put in visual communication with the garden, marked by the black and white striped frieze that distinguishes the perimeter walls.

Fala Atelier
Project Team:
Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Costanza Favero, Lera Samovich, Paulo Sousa
Landscape architecture:
180 smq

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