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Improve the quality of life of its inhabitants. This was the commendable goal that Arkstudio and AYH set themselves at the time of reform this apartment located in the Lisbon district of São Bento, It had a bedroom without windows next to the living room and a kitchen with lots of morning light and quiet during the night.
The first step seemed obvious: exchange room and kitchen and open the latter to the rest of the house, also having the opportunity to place a dining room in it. Thus they managed to ensure that all rooms had natural light and that the feeling of spaciousness and functionality increased. The rest of the spaces (among which are a second room and a bathroom) were updated mixing the decorative elements of the city's tradition with contemporary and reminiscent designs mid-century.
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This Lisbon apartment had a lot of potential. Arkstudio knew how to explode to gain light and functionality.
It is located in the Lisbon district of São Bento, which receives its name from the homonymous palace that hosts the Portuguese parliament.Attack plan
The change consisted of two phases: reform and interior design.Increase light
The designers wanted to use light and natural tones to take advantage of natural light.Mix of styles
They combined traditional elements of Lisbon decoration with other contemporary designs.
They also wanted to keep the typical elements of the architecture of the area, such as white walls and shutters and wooden floors.Winning combination
The result is eclectic and serene in equal parts.The dark swallows will return…
In the living room, the television corner decorated with the traditional Portuguese swallows.Textures
When using few colors, they paid special attention to providing different textures to the result.Open minded
The apartment had a bedroom without windows. The designers placed the kitchen here and opened it to the living room.
Although natural light now reaches this corner, white manages to enhance it.Kitchen with office
When you open it to the living room, there is enough space to place a dining area.Natural touch
Wood and fiber lamp provide textures and natural colors.Minimalist kitchen
Only one of the walls placed top cabinets. In the other, it was decided to open storage not to recharge the environment.Zoom
On the other hand, the kitchen was located in an area with a lot of light in the morning and very calm at night.Gain light
Arkstudio placed the bedroom in the old kitchen, getting all the rooms to have natural light.Serene bedroom
In the bedroom the same decoration continued: a mixture of styles, soft colors and many textures.Camouflage
The white bedside tables merge with the white back wall.Study zone
One of the corners was used to locate a desk.
The apartment is designed for vacation rentals.Combine with art
On the desk, a work of art in the same tones as the rest of the decoration.Great capacity
Next to the entrance to the bedroom, a wooden cabinet with a natural finish.Travel with company
The apartment has a double room and a single room (in the picture).Look to the past
The traditional elements of the area's architecture were respected and combined with contemporary and other style furniture mid-century.Timeless design
Next to the bed, a chair Acapulco.Few colors
The color palette continues to be restricted to white, black, gray and wood tones.Store clothes
Upon entering the bedroom, a white wardrobe.Bathroom
View of the bathroom from the floor.Original washbasin
A wooden piece of furniture was designed and a round shaped washbasin was placed on it.Stairs
A ladder leaning against the wall serves as a towel rail.Single bath
Simplicity in decoration and rich textures are also present in the bathroom.Exterior
Outside, the typical tile facades of the São Bento neighborhood in Lisbon.