Discover The Minimalist Design of the Triangular House in Lisbon ♦ The plot geometry and its small size, 47m2, assume special importance in the typology and form of the programmatic distribution of space in this triangular house in Lisbon. It has one program per floor: Floor 0 – studio, Floor 1 – Living and dining, Floor 2 – Sleeping area and Floor 3 – Rooftop. The entrance is at the lowest point, creating a covered and exterior area, defined by a metal gate, which at the same time encloses the private space, configures the intimacy of floor 0 and ensures illumination. Secrets From Portugal takes you inside its wonderful minimalist design.
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An open space the size of the lot is what makes up floor 1. With 3.20m of free height, what only differentiates the living and eating area is the change of floor. The scale of the room is enhanced by the large back-to-ceiling backrest. The matter of the walls – concrete – also goes along the floors, building functional horizontal planes. On this floor, a shelf for books, tv or audio occupies most of the wall.
In a triangle plan, the corners assume special importance. The sharp angle of the kitchen area is dramatized with the backrest and the introduction of a mirror. At the other acute angle, there is the staircase. A metal piece that “inhabits” this void of light that seeps from the skylight leading to the terrace. On the floor of the rooms, the free height is 2.40m and the angle is redefined, this time perpendicular to the hypotenuse of the triangle. Turning south, the rooftop emerges as a spatial continuity of the building; a real green outdoor room, always with a minimalist design.