Project: Santa Cruz Apartment
Architects: Bala Atelier
Lead Architects: Mariana Póvoa, Sílvia Rocio, Pedro Pedroso
Location: Silveira, Portugal
Area: 1615 ft²
Photographs: Francisco Nogueira
Text by Bala Atelier
The project converted this apartment, uncharacteristic and outdated, into an apartment of exception, distinguished by its contemporary image and new functional organization compliant with the flexibility desired by the client.
A greater relation between the different spaces was achieved by creating and enhancing the visual axes along the apartment.
The living room at the lower floor becomes frankly related to the upper floor by removing the slab between floors. A mezzanine is created, and it performs as the linking space between the living room, now with a double height ceiling, and the bedroom located on the upper floor.
The use of the wood in the new build elements pursue, empirically, the comfort and environment of a beach house. These new elements juxtapose themselves to the pre-existing structure of the apartment, generating new relations between the spaces.
The introduction of the curtain, as a scenic element, allows several spatial definitions and different ways of inhabiting the house, allowing a continuous and spontaneous process of transformation.
Material Used :
1. Viabizzuno — Luna
2. Flos — Glo-ball; UT spot; Clara
3. Berker — 1930 series
4. Vibia — Musa
5. Foscarini — Chouchin 1; Gregg
6. Nemo lighting — Pivotante à poser
7. Osvaldo Matos — Aleixo; Dot
8. Zanat —Tatoo stool; Bowlkan
9. BrancaLisboa — furniture — Shell
10. Sika design — furniture — Nana Ditzel
11. Bruma — Ginger
12. Water Evolution — Flow series
13. Cifial — A1
14. Viega — Advantix
15. Barrooficina — Tiles — fishscale
16. Atelier FátimaNeto — curtains