Duplex apartment in Alfama, Lisbon

Duplex Apartment Refurbishment

Project Technical Data

Architect in Charge: Helder Pereira Coelhoo
Architects: Miguel Meira
Functionality: Residential / Touristic
Location: Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
Photography by: Architecture Tote Ser
Client: InSuites

The apartment, situated in a building in Calçadinha do Tijolo, is located in a historical neighborhood of Lisbon known as the home of two of the most impressive and distinguished monuments of the city: the Monastery of S. Vicente de Fora and the Church of Santa Engrácia, better knonwn as the National Pantheon.

The building's organization suffered several changes on different levels, meanings first floor and attic. The first floor was split, creating a studio on the left side and using the right side to create a duplex with the ground floor. This way we thought the conditions on that ground floor would be improved considerably, since the space was very small and windowless.

The apartment was finished with plastered and painted walls, plasterboard ceilings with insulation and recessed lighting. The floor is in oak, sanded and varnished.

The bathroom walls were covered in hammered stone with 60x30 and the floors with 70x10 ceramic wenge. The kitchenette wall was covered with stainless steel and the floor with white ivory.

The location, environment, quality, functionality and modern finishes as well as the care with the details improve the value of this Apartment and all the investment.