Seeing today this space full of charm, it is hard to believe that for years it was a dark corner and damaged by moisture in the back of a Lisbon building. The lack of isolation, light, kitchen and bathroom made the conditions to inhabit it impossible. But a music in search of a place to create saw its potential and decided to give it a second chance.
The Portuguese studio ARK Studio was the one who worked the miracle, giving this shelter a new window, a stove to heat it, a mini-kitchen and a bathroom. Its members decided to preserve the architectural features typical of the area, such as wooden beams and white walls, and combine them with more current and simple finishes, such as polished cement floor and pine wood doors and furniture. To provide warmth and arouse the inspiration of the new inhabitant, they searched for pieces of furniture vintage of artistic inspiration in second-hand markets. Here you breathe art.
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It was a wet, dark and forgotten warehouse. Today is the Lisbon refuge where he creates music.Start over
ARK Studio has been in charge of reforming it to make it fit for life.Respect the essence
ARK Studio architects wanted to preserve original elements such as wooden beams and white walls, so characteristic of the houses in the area.Less is more
In order not to recharge the space much, they have chosen simple furniture with serene colors.The past returns
The pieces have been searched in second-hand markets to add character to the space with its history.
They wanted to create an atmosphere that is both calm and inspiring.Warm
They installed a stove to heat the study.Colors
Wood, white and gray are the predominant decoration.Serene and natural
A detail of the decoration.New spaces
To make it habitable, it was necessary to install a mini-kitchen and a bathroom.It has wood
The kitchen furniture has been manufactured with pine wood.Open storage
In addition to the cabinets, shelves have been installed to expose some pieces.Easy access
It also makes it easier to access the most used utensils.Bathroom
The sliding bathroom door has also been made of pine wood.Bathroom storage
Like the bathroom closet.Closer
Detail of the sink, the closet and the mirror.Refreshing shower
The bathroom has a shower.Simplicity
Here we have also continued with the aesthetics of the rest of the study.Minimum expression
The minimalist showerOpen to the outside
To bring the light inside, the architects opened a new window.Exterior
A patio separates the study from the main building.Well insulated
The exterior insulation was very important in the project since in the past the humidity wreaked havoc.