• Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Brand New
  • Company/Firm
    António Fernandez Architects
  • Lead Designer
    António Fernandez
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Ema Rosmaninho
  • Photo Credit
    Fernando Guerra
  • Location
    Porto, Portugal
  • Project Date
  • Architect
    António Fernandez and Ema Rosmaninho
  • Interior Designer
    António Fernandez and Ema Rosmaninho
  • Hospitality
  • Developer
    Miguel Machado
  • Project Link

The request, which consisted of designing a different and innovative living space and completely different from what could be imagined as a home, arose as a challenge.
To unify the concept of living, an irregular capsule was idealised that extends all over the flat and surrounds walls and ceiling, a wrinkled pladur skin, as if it were a crumpled sheet of paper, scattered throughout the space. The white floor, with triangular light gaps, which groove the floor and make it an integrated part of the whole, completes and reinforces the intervention.
The central idea was centred on the deconstruction of walls and ceilings, formalised in triangulations that would embrace all the corners and complements necessary for the functioning of the dwelling. The ceiling triangles act as lighting points that are spread throughout the space in a careful manner. Irregular polygons constitute the doors of wardrobes, pantry and laundry room. In the small bathroom, triangles of light and mirrors contribute to the spatial illusion and provide fantastic sensations. From a small glass triangle, filled with water, life sprouts. Plants grow in it and challenge the ordinary way of living.

António Fernandez Architects is an architecture and urbanism company, which throughout its existence has been developing several projects in different areas, such as housing, equipment, commerce and services, also dedicating itself to the design of furniture and graphic design integrated in the works that creates.
The architecture office is also dedicated to the design of the space environment, either small or large scale, instilling in its creation the same rigor and devotion in the idealization, realization and materialization of the architectural and design works that it conceives.

Other prizes
2022 TITAN Property Awards, Gold, Monumental Residences TITAN Property Awards, Gold, Gruta Café-Restaurante MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, AP MM LeBlanche MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, Gruta Café-Restaurante MUSE Design Awards, Gold, Monumental Residences 2021 MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, RM House MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, Papagaio Verde House MUSE Design Awards, Platinum, S. Roque House 2020 LIV Hospitality Design Awards, Honorable Mention, Gruta Café-Restaurante