Previously featured in Thisispaper, Portuguese Extrastudio designed compact house in Lisbon’s working class neighborhood.
The house is located in Alto da Ajuda, Lisbon — a district built in 40’s during the dictatorship. The architects of Extrastudio confronted exacting design task as they needed to „conciliate all the preservation and zoning restrictions with a new program without compromising the original masterplan principles”.
Thus, the team of Extrastudio decided to focus on the building’s volume as a way to compensate its small dimensions — they created a three-storey space, characterizing each floor with its own identity.
Applying into the project unique fabrics specified by the client, the architects created a specific material universe made of tadelakt, aluminium, exposed concrete and Riga wood, providing high quality rich tactile experience.