Apartment No. 4

Our client wanted to enlarge his 2-bedroom apartment and so he acquired 2 more apartments in the same building – one above and one on the side – with the aim of joining them as one with more generous and flexible social and intimate spaces. This project concerns the latter.

The side apartment had a living room and a kitchen open to a sunny balcony. The client wanted a second living room capable of transforming into a guest bedroom as well as a number of shelves, cabinets and wardrobes to store and exhibit personal objects.

Instead of designing walls and fittings, we envisioned a fitting that outlines, defines and partitions all spaces: we spare the space that would be taken by the wall thickness and create the opportunity to explore a logic and materiality closer to furniture design than to conventional construction.

Title Apartment No. 4 — Liberdade
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Built Area 130 m²
Site Area 275 m²
Conclusion 2014
Team Vasco Matias Correia, Patrícia Ferreira de Sousa and Tiago Garrido
Photography Nelson Garrido