Combining the architecture of the 1950s with the comfort, spaciousness and luminosity of contemporary spaces, this three-storey house in Restelo neighbourhood, Lisbon, has undergone a profound transformation. Space, light, functionality, and well-being are the appropriate keywords to describe it.
▼住宅鸟瞰，aerial view ©FG+SG
The ambitious project renewed a 70-year-old villa, transforming it into a luxurious house located in a privileged area of the city with spectacular views over the Tagus river. From an architectural perspective, a total renovation of its exterior has been undertaken, turning the house remarkably fluid, lively, and harmonious, allowing a continuous space reading. Starting from simplifying the façades openings and the transformation of the sill windows into French windows, the house exterior improvements have gone much further and are presented, now, in a visually consistent and restful language.
▼泳池视角，view from the pool area ©FG+SG
▼花园视角，view from the green area ©FG+SG
There were applied handmade three-dimensional green tiles to cover the swimming pool, barbecue, garage/laundry and toilet which, by concealing those volumes, provide a balanced relationship with the natural green environment. In the same way, the existing extension of the house at the lower level was covered in the same material, thus unifying its several parts around a common motif.
▼局部鸟瞰，aerial partial view ©FG+SG
▼游泳池、烧烤区、车库/洗衣房和洗手间所在的体量都铺上了手工制作的绿色立体瓷砖，there were applied handmade three-dimensional green tiles to cover the swimming pool, barbecue, garage/laundry and toilet volumes ©FG+SG
▼烧烤区和淋浴间，barbecue and shower ©FG+SG
▼墙面细节，wall details ©FG+SG
▼立体砖墙，the green tiled walls ©FG+SG
The exterior of the house has now several living areas, all thought according with the features of the space with the swimming pool placed in the lower and more sheltered area, near the rear limit, towards south, thus benefiting from a longer sunlight.
▼俯瞰露台平台，aerial view to the terrace ©FG+SG
▼休闲区域，outdoor seating area ©FG+SG
▼花园中的路径和车道，the pathways and car lanes in the green area ©FG+SG
▼露台楼梯，staircase leading to the terrace ©FG+SG
On the lower floor there are the master-suite and a multipurpose room both with direct access to the garden and swimming pool. Above the suite, on the middle floor, the pre-existing terrace has been improved, creating a living area that is no more than a natural extension of the social zone, filling up all that space and offering outstanding views over the Tagus river.
▼主人卧室外观，master-suite exterior view ©FG+SG
▼主人卧室内部，interior view ©FG+SG
▼多功能室，multipurpose room ©FG+SG
On the other hand, the ceiling of the garage is now a huge light box, a relevant factor which visually benefits the cars parked there.
The front gate and boundary wall, in laser cut metal sheet work, were also redesigned and the same 3D tile pattern was applied to reinforce such desired unifying character. The balustrades were also replaced by laser cut metal sheet of the same pattern.
▼住宅正门，the front gate ©FG+SG
▼金属围墙延续了与泳池区相同的立体瓷砖图案，the metal boundary walls were also redesigned and the same 3D tile pattern was applied
The house had too many rooms, so the project’s approach was mainly to create a natural and versatile social area, by placing wide sliding doors between circulation zones, the living room and dining room in order to interconnect such areas. While the social spaces were placed on the middle floor, the private areas were distributed between the lower and upper floors; 4 suites on the upper floor and the master-suite on the lower floor with direct access to the garden and swimming-pool. On this lower level, an ensuite for the housekeeper with an independent access was also designed.
▼起居室，living room ©FG+SG
▼餐厅，dining area ©FG+SG
▼交通空间、客厅和餐厅之间设置了大尺寸的滑动门，wide sliding doors are placed between circulation zones, the living room and dining room ©FG+SG
▼客人套间浴室，suite bathrooms ©FG+SG
The harmonic personality of the house is once again highlighted in the interior staircase coating, where the same three-dimensional handmade tile used outside emerges once more although this time in white colour.
▼室内楼梯的饰面再一次使用了立体瓷砖，the three-dimensional handmade tile is again used in the interior staircase coating ©FG+SG
▼夜间入口立面，entrance facade by night ©FG+SG
▼住宅夜景，AD25 House night view ©FG+SG
▼底层平面图，lower floor plan ©João Tiago Aguiar arquitectos
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan ©João Tiago Aguiar arquitectos
▼二层平面图，first floor plan ©João Tiago Aguiar arquitectos
▼东立面图，east elevation ©João Tiago Aguiar arquitectos
▼东立面图，east elevation ©João Tiago Aguiar arquitectos
▼剖面图，section ©João Tiago Aguiar arquitectos
Project name: Moradia Restelo AD25 / Restelo AD25 House
Company name: João Tiago Aguiar arquitectos / João Tiago Aguiar architects
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project location: Lisbon, Portugal
Completion Year: 2020
Arquitetos Responsáveis: João Tiago Aguiar, Susana Luís
Equipe de Projeto: Rúben Mateus, Maria Sousa Otto, Arianna Camozzi, Samanta Cardoso de Menezes, Diogo Romão, João Nery Morais, André Silva, Constança Lino, Renata Vieira, Carla Genty, Esteban Carbajo.
Clientes: Particular / Private
Paisagismo: Sofia Raimundo
Consultores: (Nome / Site)
Colaboradores: (Nome / Site)
Construtor: Oficina dos Sonhos
Photograph credits : FG+SG – Architecture Photograph
Photographer´s website: www.ultimasreportagens.com