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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Graça Apartment in Lisbon, Portugal by fala atelier

 
January 13th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: fala atelier 

The apartment lies in an unremarkable building in Lisbon. Its obsolete fragmented typology presented a series of small rooms, some devoid of natural light, and an impractical exterior bathroom. The intervention aimed to erase these faults and to clarify the use of the available surface: a gently curved wall was extended from façade to façade, defining the limit between a vast common space and the different private rooms.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

  • Architects: fala atelier
  • Project: Graça Apartment
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
  • Project team: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Clara Pailler, Mariana Silva, Lera Samovich
  • Year: October 2015 – May 2016

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

The long main space serves as living but also as dining and kitchen area; it is a living gallery rather than a living room. Its curved wall is punctuated by hand-painted doors in different shades of blue, hanging detached from the floor like a set of monochrome paintings. There is a carefully calibrated clash between the lightness of the curve and the rigidity of its elevation.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

The materials and orientations of the floors underline the functional distinction through the apartment. A small roof area was reclaimed behind the back façade: the new courtyard-like space provides an exterior addition to the living room, natural but unexpected for an apartment on a second storey.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)

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Image Courtesy © fala atelier

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Image Courtesy © fala atelier

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