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 Vila do Conde in Portugal by RAULINO SILVA ARQUITECTO, UNIPESSOAL LDA
May 23rd, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: RAULINO SILVA ARQUITECTO, UNIPESSOAL LDA
Vila do Conde apartment is on the 3rd floor of an 80’s building not very qualified in the design and finishing materials, which is a duplex by the use of the attic area.
The project intentions were to reorganize the spaces, renovate the finishing materials and define a new environment with the furniture design.
Facing South, the living room and the kitchen share an open space with access to the balcony. Facing North, one of the rooms was transformed into an office space and the other remained as the main bedroom.
The bathroom was completely renovated, the bathtub was removed and the sanitary equipment was replaced. The new staircases allowed the creation of storage spaces and the “dog house”.
Upstairs, the space was transformed for the two daughters, with a bathroom, a play room inside the closet next to the stairs and the bedroom with two beds lit with skylights facing the south.
On the floor we used a floating vinyl floor that covers all the spaces, including the kitchen and the bathroom. In the bathroom, the shower, the basin and the countertop were designed and custom made in Krion. The walls and ceilings was covered in plasterboard boards painted in white that define the plans and reinforce the continuity with the carpentry.