Located in the same building in Lisbon, Portugalian architect Vasco Matias Correia and Patrícia Sousa has renovated two 2-bedroom apartments for same client.
The side apartment had an en suite bedroom with hammam, living room and a small kitchen, while the main social space in downstair.
The light from the balcony and the skylight to reach every space and so, instead of partitioning the en suite bedroom with corridors and doors.
All spaces divided by filters adjusted to each condition: reflective glass, transparent glass, translucent curtains and black-out curtains. Each space has its own materiality: synthetic self-levelling floor in the living room, Vila Viçosa marble in the hammam and teak wood in the bedroom.
Inspiration from architects:
Natural and artificial light conditions, as well as the actual filters arrangement – open, closed or closed and overlaid – influences their appearance: at different moments the same space may be reflective and opaque or luminous and transparent, finite or blurred with adjacent spaces.