This project is based on two practically symmetrical apartments located in the Picoas neighborhood in a typical building of an early 19th century Lisbon.

Project name: Latino Coelho Apartments
Architect: Manuel Cachão Tojal
Architecture Office: Manuel Tojal Architects
Completion date: October 2019
Built Area: 80 m2
Project Type: Residential
State: Built
Finishings: Lioz Marble Stone, Pinewood, Brass, Manual Tiles.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Photographer: Francisco Nogueira 
Constructor: Betalist
Carpentry: Carpinventosa

Latino Coelho Apartments by Manuel Tojal Studio - Sheet1
©Francisco Nogueira

The purpose of the intervention was to renovate the apartments without losing their identity and without compromise contemporary living and the improvement of technical characteristics.

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©Francisco Nogueira

In terms of space configuration, the idea was to open the living room to the kitchen through a circular opening, giving it more amplitude, fulfilling an initial premise to separate the social from the private area.

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©Francisco Nogueira

The poetic representation of the circular opening, together with the bench, allows the experience of the space as a reflection space present in some “art deco” examples, as well as the Hi-Tech use inherent in contemporary life.


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