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