previously used as commercial spaces, three rooms have been transformed into non-conventional, space-saving apartments by waataa architects in lisboa, portugal. the intent is to solve the issue of spatial organization while creating an interactive method of communicating with one’s own house.
the studio provides spacial interactions
waataa’s apartments are equipped with substantially high ceilings and large windows, allowing the two colorful modules to adjust comfortably. the lower living area consists of pre-existing cabinet-covered walls that provide ample storage, a newly renovated sanitary facility and the two characterizing structures — the yellow module resembles a kitchen while the blue one acts as a bedroom. additionally, the architects succeed at intertwining spacial functions; the top of the kitchen module extends to the upper living area, creating a long table that can be used as a working space.
overview of the the yellow container including a fold-out table for the kitchen
one of the studios containing the blue module
close up of blue module with a hidden bed and cabinets
the wall-covered cabinets
working space with a long table on the upper level
lower level plan
edited by: lynn chaya | designboom