Small and windowless garage in Lisbon transformed into an elegant modern loft

February 8, 2017 by  
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Living in a garage isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but an open-minded couple manages to pull it off with style in Lisbon. Local design studio Fala Atelier was asked to convert a 200-square-meter windowless garage into the couple’s new abode. The result is a dramatic transformation from a lifeless gray garage into a bright and contemporary house that still retains a parking spot for the couple’s car. Since the architects weren’t able to add windows on any of the walls besides the entrance, they painted the walls white and created an open-plan living area to create a sense of spaciousness. The ceiling is also painted white and punctuated with large redesigned skylights. The floor is covered in polished concrete to create a neutral base to balance the vibrant pops of colorful furniture. Decoration is kept to a minimum to reduce clutter and large aquamarine curtains allow the homeowners to cordon off spaces as needed. Related: Old garage is transformed into a daylit, treehouse-like library “The proposed intervention intended the clearest reading possible of the existing structure, emphasising its strength,” write the architects. “While the garage was careless and grey, the house is clean and white; its materiality is flat, its light is abstract.” The L-shaped home is entered through a long hallway that then opens up to a large living area. Two bathrooms are tucked behind a curved wall built to replace a broken corner. Limited furnishings and freestanding elements allow the homeowners to easily rearrange the interior space. + Fala Atelier Via ArchDaily Images © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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EDP Foundation’s elegant Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology opens in Lisbon

October 6, 2016 by  
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Photo by Hufton+Crow The facade of the structure was made of 15,000 three-dimensional, crackle-glazed ceramic tiles that reference Lisbon’s rich tradition of craft. Traditional building materials are translated into a more contemporary design, with the tiles capturing the changing light. Photo by Fernando Guerra Related: Amanda Levete’s gorgeous immersive petal-shaped MPavilion opens in Melbourne “The waterfront is so essential to the project that the design literally reflects it. The overhanging roof that creates welcome shade is used to bounce sunlight off the water and into the Main gallery, one of the four interconnected exhibition spaces ,” said Amanda Levete, principal of AL_A. The first phase of the kunsthalle opened to the public on October 5th, with a 12-hour program of events, performances and concerts. + AL_A Lead photo by Hufton+Crow

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Beautifully renovated Lisbon home integrates indoor and outdoor life

June 13, 2016 by  
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The architects completely restored the three-story structure, including an attic, two exterior patios and a large terrace on the middle floor, transforming it into a comfortable single-family home. They brought new life to the beautiful detailing and rustic quality of the structure, but have also reorganized and adapted the spaces to better suit the needs of a modern family. Related: Recipients for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Named for 2013 The entry area provides access to both the upper and lower floors, the latter of which houses the service areas and parking. The main living spaces, together with the dining room and kitchen, are located on the first floor and have direct access to the central terrace. The top floor accommodates three bedrooms, while the attic is meant to be used as an open-plan play area. + Fragmentos de Arquitectura Photos by Francisco Nogueira

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BirdWalk makes intelligent backpacks that transform for on-the-go urbanites

May 23, 2016 by  
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BirdWalk is a design studio from Lisbon, Portugal, they are currently launching a carry item named – Tweak. Tweak is an intelligent bag designed and produced by BirdWalk for cosmopolitan people to carry their office essentials and personal belongings. Can

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World’s first 3D-printed electric motorcycle blazes down the road at 50 MPH

May 23, 2016 by  
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A new electric motorcycle debuted on Friday in Ottobrunn, Germany and it puts predecessors to shame in many categories. The Light Rider was created by APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus, and it’s a high-tech work of art. The bike has an ultralight 3D-printed frame and a fully electric motor that propel the cycle up to 50 miles per hour. With a strong frame, unique design, and 37-mile range, the Light Rider breaks the mold for two-wheeled transportation and could help usher in a new era of 3D-printed…

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Scientists develop new way to generate electricity via seawater

May 23, 2016 by  
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As we search for an energy source that doesn’t give off dangerous emissions, scientists from Japan’s Osaka University came a step closer towards obtaining a solar fuel from one of the most abundant resources on Earth: seawater. Through chemical reactions, they were able to collect hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, from seawater, which can be used to generate power in fuel cells. In their recently published paper, the scientists said solar energy is an important alternative to fossil fuels,…

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Atelier Rua adds connective gallery spaces to a unique campsite in Portugal

December 31, 2015 by  
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Take a first look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

December 31, 2015 by  
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After months of anticipation (and one arrest), the world is finally getting its first glimpse at the inside of Tesla Motors’ new Gigafactory in Arizona. Photographer James Lipman has posted the first photo of the interior on Instagram, along with a few shots of the site. There’s some speculation he may be working on a commercial shoot for the company, in which case we look forward to seeing more soon. Read the rest of Take a first look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

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Striking 1960s bank transformed into retro-chic Durham hotel

December 31, 2015 by  
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Street artist turns Lisbon’s trash into incredible wild animal sculptures

June 11, 2015 by  
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