By Studios in Portugal by WAATAA


By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

Portuguese architectural practice WAATAA have renovated and converted old commercial spaces into living spaces in Lisbon, Portugal. The architects have covered the existing walls with cabinets which provide storage area and also act as thermal and acoustic barriers. The lower level has living and kitchen area and the upper level has bedrooms.

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

From the architects, “We found three empty large spaces with substantial height ceilings, large windows dimensions and each with its own sanitary facilities. Their use till the date was commercial.

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

The idea is to solve the problem of inhabiting with the creation of independent wood structures that simultaneously solve the spatial organization and distribute all the functional contents necessary to the house.

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

Pre-existing space walls are covered with cabinets making it the physical limits of the house, with the additional function of providing storage and ensuring acoustic and thermal comfort. Then, there is a reorganization and reformulation of the existing sanitary facilities, making possible its appropriation of the lower and upper levels. Finally, two colored modules are placed inside. A yellow infrastructures container of the cooking act, and a blue one more related to the act of resting. It is essentially these containers that organize the functions and define the space of the house. It can be said that in a hollow and incipient solid, a scenario is created through the introduction of modules that make the overlapping and intertwining of spatial functions.

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

It is with these modules that the inhabitant will interact and experience his existential space of refuge. He will open and close, get up and down, transforming his daily experience.”

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA

By Studios Renovation in Portugal by WAATAA