Architectural (Dis)order by Corpo Atelier

Abstraction of the classical architectural elements

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Inside a white box, three differently configured yellow objects are individually placed. As an immediate consequence, one ́s physical experience of the previously empty space has been dramatically altered. The perception of one ́s movement, of the box ́s limits and of the position of the yellow objects is now inevitably intertwined.

▼公寓室内空间概览,view of the interior


▼黄色构件作为古典建筑元素抽象表达:横梁、倒下的柱子和柱础,yellow objects  resemble an abstraction of the classical architectural elements: an architrave, a fallen column and a plinth

Their significance, however, remains unclear. Under closer inspection, their shape might resemble an abstraction of the classical architectural elements: an architrave, a fallen column and a plinth, arranged separately as a puzzle, only to be revealed when mentally placed together, evoking the experience of a (possible) site specific sculptural piece that engages with the containing space of a gallery room. Or perhaps, these yellow objects only hold objectual value as (possible) pieces of furniture, produced to store other smaller objects both inside and atop of them.

▼黄色构件根据特定的家庭用途标记和限定不同的区域-起居室与门厅,yellow objects mark and define different areas according to a specific domestic use-entrance hall and living room

▼起居室,living room


In such scenario, their arraignment might be justifiable simply as a naive attempt to create some kind of spatial hierarchy in a wall-less apartment, marking and defining different areas according to a specific domestic use: an entrance hall, a central living room and a bedroom with a panoramic view. It’s never truly clear which of these possibilities might be accurate, or, if any actually is.

▼门厅,entrance hall

▼黄色构件像拼图一样分散在空间中,yellow elements arranged separately as a puzzle

▼全景卧室,a bedroom with a panoramic view

▼界线模糊的空间,the definition of the space is blur


Tipology: Apartment Refurbishment
Location: Vilamoura . Portugal
Date: 2018
Architecture: Corpo Atelier (
Team: Filipe Paixão Rui Martins Susana Café
Constructor: Window to the Future (
Photography: Alexander Bogorodskiy (

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