The unusual dimensions if this apartment in Lisbon have inspired a local architectural studio, Aboim Inglez Arquitectos, to make the most of its surface. Thirty three metres long by seven metres wide, the space had to be redefined in order to bring in the natural light to all of the rooms.
The architects were inspired by the original wooden panelling and used it as a base that adds a retro feel to the interiors. Living areas were organised to face the streets, while the kitchen and dining rooms were located on the opposite sites, overlooking the courtyard. Complemented with minimalist, wooden furniture and industrial elements such as a concrete kitchen floor, the apartment marries the future and the past and proves the beautiful potential of old architecture.