Best Architecture Projects: Discover Michelango Inspiration In A Lisbon Atelier ♦ In this building, the studio space of architect Manuel Aires Mateus, bourgeois urban characteristics of the late 18th and 19th centuries are recognized. This project is a restoration, which in addition to the workspace also opens doors to an exhibition space, reaffirming a sharing side with the community. An operation that highlights the existing, retrieves and establishes readings about a reality. Permanent elements, paintings, tiles and main space structures are considered. From these, and to value them, the amendment is completed. With an autonomy of their time, the new elements follow the history of the building, integrating into the logic of the whole that is established from the sum of all the eras of construction. Secrets From Portugal brings you this amazing architecture project, this amazing space located in Lisbon that is all dreamy. Get ready to fall in love:
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The famed architecture firm sees its new studio space open in a restored, classic home. complete with intricate mouldings and colourful frescoes, the office is light and open, ideal to inspire the architects for upcoming masterpieces.
The project is a restoration. An operation that emphasizes the existent, recovering it and establishing new readings of reality. Permanent elements are contemplated, as well as wall-paintings, tiles and the main spatial structures. From these elements, the change is implemented, adding value to them. The new elements follow the history of the building with the autonomy of their time, integrated with a logic of the ‘whole’, established as the sum of all its construction eras.
The historical decor that clads the atelier’s interiors, contrasts the white, geometric exteriors of the house. the photographer captured both in a similar light, allowing viewers to understand the building’s aesthetic dichotomy. The interiors seem to have been a historical palace, while the white, minimal exteriors seem to belong in a greek island complete with a small pool.
The spaces seem grand and inviting, bringing in plenty of natural light for a comfortable work environment. The photographer captures the openness and the warmth of the interiors, conveying a cosy office atmosphere. rui Cardoso’s poetic approach to photography and his own background in architecture result in a stunning record of aires Mateus’ new space.