Santa Isabel Houses by Bak Gordon

Santa Isabel Houses by Bak Gordon

Two stark concrete houses in Lisbon feature secluded courtyards with overflowing ponds and swimming pools. Designed by Portuguese architects Bak Gordon, the residences replace industrial sheds in the Santa Isabel district. Residents enter the single-storey houses through bright yellow doors… Continue Reading

Quinta dos Alcoutins

Quinta dos Alcoutins

The House is inserted on an estate situated at the northern limit of Lisbon, the lot is north-facing with an accentuated decline. A grey volume draws the exterior spaces of the house and rectifies the inclined nature of the terrain,… Continue Reading

Arroios Apartment by Tiago Filipe Santos

Arroios Apartment by Tiago Filipe Santos

The living room of this apartment renovated by Portuguese architect Tiago Filipe Santos opens onto a tiered courtyard garden. Named Arroios Apartment, the residence occupies a long narrow space on the ground floor of a typical Lisbon apartment block. Behind… Continue Reading

Three-storey house with vertical garden

Three-storey house with vertical garden

Designed by Portuguese architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade and Manuel Cachão Tojal, the three-storey house was designed as a vertical garden that includes 25 different Iberian and Mediterranean plant species. “Different fragrances are spread throughout the… Continue Reading

19th-century Lisbon apartment

19th-century Lisbon apartment

Fala Atelier has gutted a 19th-century Lisbon apartment, creating a continuous living area framed by a new semi-circular wall. A series of incremental interventions had left the 19th-century Chiado Apartment fragmented, compromising many of its original details, so Porto-based Fala… Continue Reading

1930s apartment in Lisbon updated

1930s apartment in Lisbon updated

Portuguese studio Aboim Inglez Arquitectos has updated a 1930s apartment in Lisbon with patterned parquet floors, grey marble surfaces, custom furniture and a new sun room. The architects stripped back the interiors of the long and narrow apartment on Rua… Continue Reading

Belas House, Lisbon, Portugal

Belas House, Lisbon, Portugal

Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos completed the design and development of Belas House, an imposing modern residence near Lisbon, Portugal. The house is located inside the Belas Clube de Campo, a private condominium, where topography allowed to maximize exterior areas and offer… Continue Reading

Lisbon studio extension

Lisbon studio extension

One wall of this petite extension to a Lisbon apartment by RCJV Arquitectos is made entirely from glass – providing its owners with views of the courtyard gardens below. The Lisbon-based studio added the 10-square-metre extension to the first-floor apartment,… Continue Reading

19th century home in Lisbon

19th century home in Lisbon

Contemporary minimal design set in a historic space from the 19th century; this apartment offers fresh, sunny and spacious decor for its inhabitants. Interpreting the Lisbon architecture of this period the designers from rar.studio had preserved and restored as much… Continue Reading

Loft preserved from 1893 in Lisbon

Loft preserved from 1893 in Lisbon

Atelier Veloso Architects completed a historic apartment redesign in Lisbon, Portugal. Situated on the first level of a five-storey building dating back to 1893, the loft preserves great details such as the stone masonry walls and the 3.5-meter ceilings with… Continue Reading