WAATAA is a Portugese architectural studio, consisting of several experienced architects. Their name is an abbreviation for “we are all together around architecture”, which perfectly sums up their approach to their precise work, seeking balance between structure and emotion.
Presented project, named By Studios, is a transformation of spaces, that previously served for commercial purposes. Situated in Lisbon, Portugal, the architects left behind all the conventional solutions and converted the three space into functional living areas, featuring remarkable fold-out furniture.
The architects kept the pre-existing core of the structure in mind, in order to incorporate it fully with the new layout of the rooms. They placed two color coded area into the space, dedicated to various acts of living. As they explain: “A yellow infrastructures container of the cooking act, and a blue one more related to the act of resting. It is essentially these containers that organize the functions and define the space of the house. It can be said that in a hollow and incipient solid, a scenario is created through the introduction of modules that make the overlapping and intertwining of spatial functions.” Recognizing the physical limits of the house at the very beginning, thanks to their strong determination, the team of WAATAA was able to bring out the maximum — creating apartments full of comfort and convenience.