Design News: Fala Atelier Transformed humble Garage into Impressive Home for Young Couple in Lisbon
Portugal has been impressive lately, with the emergence of many talented design brands and interior design studios. Today we want to show you Fala Atelier‘s most recent project in Lisbon. Led by Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja, this Porto based architecture studio managed to transform a windowless garage into a dazzling, open-plan living space for a young couple, and still place a parking slot for their car!
The project started due an unconventional idea from an open-minded couple, within a very tight budget. They were asked to transform this 200-square-meter garage into a cozy home for the couple and the result was a unique minimalist setup.
The project required a clear understanding of the existing structure “While the garage was careless and grey, the house is clean and white; its materiality is flat, its light is abstract” said the architects.
To take advantage of the space they were given, Fala Atelier architects developed a open-plan living area with an opened up ceiling that includes skylights. The walls were covered in white paint while the floor, in polished concrete. They even managed to introduce two hidden bathrooms behind a curving wall! The additional decoration was towards a minimalist style that fits perfectly with the home‘s design.
To separate the two open living areas, the architects chose beautiful velvet curtains, thick enough to cover the interiors. In the kitchen they placed a lovely marble counter and, in front, a circular dining table big enough to fit five guests. To liven up its interiors Fala Atelier‘s architects opt for pot plants, soft furnishings and fixtures.
“Along with the furniture, the free standing elements carry the flexible identity of the house, hinting its domesticity while punctuating the abstract volume with color,”
Article by: Priscila Correia
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