Monday, 23 June 2014

Renovation of a Vila in Portugal

A beautiful mix of Past and Present in this old family house renovation. 
The architecture studio Clínica de Arquitecura had as their main objectives: to give the spaces more fluidity, more light and basically a new "life" to the home... but without losing it's particular character and it's memories.

I love all the beautiful details and the amount of care taken to combine old and new in an harmonious way.
My favourites? The general luminosity which makes me feel nostalgic for the summer in Portugal. The new stairs, and the way they belong effortlessly in the old space. And the marble kitchen sink, because it reminds me of the one my grandmother had.

"Sometimes, everything has to change so that everything stays the same...
Today, looking at the house, it seems that it was always like this."
photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8:  A Caixa Negra
with kind permission

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