The Portuguese tile is the protagonist of the hidden treasure this week: combining an architecture and style of the ’50s with the comfort, spaciousness and luminosity of contemporary spaces, this three-story house in the privileged neighborhood of Restelo, Lisbon, has undergone a profound transformation. Space, light, functionality and well-being are the keywords for this project with unbeatable views of the Tagus River designed by the Portuguese architect João Tiago Aguiar.
Home Subtract AD25 It was a house from the 70s that during 2020 has been completely rehabilitated and renovated, transforming into a luxurious residence full of unique details. From an architectural point of view, the exterior has been renovated, making its outdoor perimeter more fluid and open, in harmony with the nature of the area, allowing the entire space to continue beyond the plot.
The exterior of the house is formed by several living rooms designed to be enjoyed around the pool, facing south, benefiting from more sunlight. Its surface is covered with a handmade and three-dimensional green color artisan tile, which covers the entire garden area, giving volumes and shapes that are in balance with the environment; on the other hand, the extension of the interior of the house is also covered with the same material, this time in white, giving continuity and unifying the style.
Following the same line, the entrance door, some large windows in the pool area, and the balconies throughout the building, also follow the same mosaic pattern, this time in laser-cut sheet metal, reinforcing the character of the house. . The garage at the rear is a light box that gives a futuristic touch.
Once inside, the reform was based on eliminating excess rooms, creating a social and versatile area to share; Sliding doors were added between the circulation areas to facilitate the expansion of spaces or disconnect and give more privacy if necessary. On the upper floor are the rooms and places of rest. The cladding of the staircase stands out again due to the use of white tile, creating a link through the skylights with the outside. The mix of materials is meticulous and well studied, with noble wood in floors, marble or polished concrete in bathrooms, taking care of that neutral and light-filled aesthetic.