Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Apartment S in Lisbon, Portugal by FORWARD Architecture & Interior Design
July 22nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: FORWARD Architecture & Interior Design
An apartment in downtown Lisbon, designed by FORWARD, aims at being a place of refuge for the young cosmopolitan couple who seeks peace and calm, forgetting the daily city buzz.
When we enter the house, we are surrounded by its sophisticated and relaxed environment, with light and comfortable areas, with clean elegant lines, marked by the reflexes of the mirrors that extend the vertical elements subdividing them, and by the lighting shapes that emphasize architectural details, setting directions and giving rhythm and some drama to the different sceneries planned for home living.
The neutral colors of the ornaments, ceilings and pavement contrast with the metallic shimmers and the light boxes, giving a sense of modernity with references to the city and its buzz, and, at the same time, they express a cozy serenity, which is felt while going through social and private areas, which uniquely surround us and invite us to live in.
All areas, with different environments, were designed for a more private or social living. With different uses, the living-room is divided into a dining area, a lounge, a living and home-cinema – the environment shows from one area to the other, allowing for a simple use according to the layout and circumstance of the moment. The main suite, which is a true ‘refuge’, was created as an autonomous area, which includes a tv room, and office, a closet, sleeping area and spa, reflecting the privacy of the area, with its duty and life as a couple, with plans that allow subdividing the areas, reserving their use.
This apartment is characterized by its timeless environment, clean and elegant, where the functionality of each room is tried, associated to the creation of several day and night sceneries, which come to life when occupied or experienced.
The international designer furniture alongside the Forward design selectively combine shapes and materials, being part of the interior architecture, the character of its owners, reinforced by works of art from national artists, who give a personal touch to its references.