The apartment is part of a typical Lisbon old building. It's long proportion produces a set of spaces on which the presence of natural light is the main challenge. The apartment is refurbished having the courtyard/garden as a central area that is totally open to the living room and adjacent spaces. The courtyard is the main source of natural light for the apartment. The continuity and flow between the common spaces of the apartment (living room, dining room and kitchen) is clearly felt by the absence of doors between these spaces. Transitions are felt by in-built furniture or by the memory of ancient doors.
The 3 bedrooms are redesigned and functionally more adequate to modern needs. The master bedroom becomes a suite with the private bathroom and the in-built closet