It’s a space of time and memories, a “Belle Epoque” Apartment, which still breathes much of Pombaline typology. Target of some careless interventions it is searching for its initial memory along with a new contemporary living. This was the concept of an intervention that should be "surgical" in order to preserve the essence of space and materiality, while bringing the house to contemporary times, through a new typology, where functionalities transmit the current way of living and also a new spatial fluidity, explored through the maximization of pre-existing symmetries.
The different times and memories extend from space to furniture and objects, which came mainly from several generations of the owner’s family, having been subjected to a rigorous selection, which aims to combine them with pieces of historic design, with origins in the 50s and 60s of the twentieth century, in order to create an eclectic combination which offers an environment that breathes a contemporary sense of romanticism.
Photography: Marlene Oliveira