ESQVTA has completed yet another apartment renovation within a historic building in lisbon, portugal. the project is part of a larger housing complex of luxurious flats, which are available to the public for short-term rental. 

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all images by ricardo oliveira alves



the apartment is part of a 19th century building with large rooms and generous ceiling heights. ESQVTA‘s signature is apparent in the refurbished interior, while most furniture, lighting fixtures and other objects are handmade by local craftsmen. the decoration includes works of art by alexandre conefrey, hugo amorim, thierry simões or elisa pône.

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lead architect vitor almeida has invited architecture firm yamagata arquitetura to work in partnership in the renovation, in order to achieve a unique, distinct interior design. the character of the living environment integrates japanese references, along with a variety of striking color tones, within a minimalist, functional space that also features elements of classic design, like the ‘akari’ lamps by isamu noguchi. 

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living room

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project info:


name: luxury housing
architects: ESQVTA
lead architect: vitor almeida
in collaboration with: yamagata arquitetura
location: rua de cedofeita 342, lisbon, portugal
area: 72.00 m2



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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom