This renovation and interior design project, designed for short-term rental, is located in S. Bento neighborhood, Lisbon, Portugal. Arkstudio designed the apartment renovation in 2015 in collaboration with AYH.pt.
The architectural intervention was founded in a pragmatic strategy, the goal was to improve the habitably of the apartment trough the improvement of the natural light and air quality, therefore the need to reorganise the inner space became a priority and the way of using the space was inverted.
The bedroom, once an inside room- with no windows- was transformed into an open kitchen, in direct dialogue with the living room, and the old kitchen, which privileged the morning light and the quiet of the back of the building became the bedroom, the other spaces and architectural elements were renovated maintaining the original character.
The interior design project maintained the strategy of the architectural design, emphasising the eclectic nature of the intervention- uses neutral and natural colours to enhance the interior light and combines old decorative elements with pieces of contemporary or Mid-Century furniture.
Photographs by Rodrigo Cardoso
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