JSJ Apartment in Portugal by Filipe Melo Oliveira

The JSJ Apartment in Lisbon, Portugal by Filipe Melo Oliveira is a modern space with some creative architectural elements including hidden doors and curved bookcases.

From the architect:

The purpose of intervention: an outdated apartment in the early ‘90s, in Ajuda neighborhood. The goal: to transform the current space in an updated and functional dwelling, taking advantage of a privileged view of Monsanto and the Tagus river.

The kitchen, bathrooms, hall and office spaces were the ones that suffered a more profound intervention. The ideas of organization, clean spaces, functionality, ergonomics and comfort were always present in the choice of materials and redesign of the spaces. There were significant improvements in terms of acoustic and thermic comfort, with the replacement of all window frames and shading system.

The colour white was widely used throughout the apartment and both the natural and artificial light were treated with special care.

Architecture: Filipe Melo Oliveira
Client: Private
Area: 143 m2
Photography: João Morgado

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