• Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Brand New
  • Company/Firm
    António Fernandez Architects
  • Lead Designer
    António Fernandez
  • Other Designer(s)
    Ema Rosmaninho
  • Architect
    António Fernandez and Ema Rosmaninho
  • Interior Designer
    António Fernandez and Ema Rosmaninho
  • Hospitality
  • Photo Credit
    Fernando Guerra
  • Location
    Porto, Portugal
  • Project Date
  • 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
2023 MUSE DA, Architecture-Renovation, Belas Artes Residence MUSE DA, Architecture-Hospitality, Belas Artes Residence MUSE DA, Architecture-Hospitality, Cine-Park Residence DNA Paris DA, Architecture - Housing, RM House DNA Paris DA, Interior Design - Hospitality, APMM LeBlanche Arch Design Award, Architectural Design, RM House Arch Design Award, Interior Design, APMM LeBlanche IDA 22, Architecture, RM House 2022 Architecture MasterPrize, Firms / Architecture / Multi-Disciplinary Architecture, António Fernandez Architects Architecture MasterPrize, Architecture Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family, Papagaio Verde House TITAN PA, Architecture, RM House TITAN PA, Architecture, Papagaio Verde House TITAN PA, Architecture, S. Roque House LOOP DA, Winner, Best Small Arch Firm, António Fernandez Architects MUSE DA, Diamond Houses MUSE DA, The Prince Albert Pub & Food MUSE DA, Chocolate House MUSE DA, Alexis Apartment MUSE DA, Chafariz LIV Hospitality DA 2021, INTERIOR DESIGN - LIVING SPACE JURY's TOP PICK, Brand New, AP MM LeBlanche LIV Hospitality DA 2021, Brand New, AP MM LeBlanche LIV Hospitality DA 2021, AP MM LeBlanche LIV Hospitality DA 2021, É Prá Poncha Porto LIV Hospitality DA 2021, Number Two É Prá Poncha Lisboa LIV Hospitality DA 2021, The Prince Albert Pub & Food TITAN PA, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR, Monumental Residences TITAN PA, Property Development-Mixed Use, Monumental Residences TITAN PA, Architecture, Monumental Residences TITAN PA, Interior Design, Gruta Café-Restaurante MUSE DA, AP MM LeBlanche MUSE DA, Gruta Café-Restaurante MUSE DA, Monumental Residences 2021 MUSE DA, RM House MUSE DA, Papagaio Verde House MUSE DA, S. Roque House LIV Hospitality DA 2020, Gruta Café-Restaurante 2020 Prémios Lusófonos de Arquitectura e Design, S. Roque House