Aspen-based CCY Architects describes their approach as an ecology of place. Their architecture is in... More
Open Hearts is an experimental center in Lisbon infused by AB+AC Architects with calmness. The center is intended for conscious gatherings, holistic learning and co-creation.
The architects combined natural materials, like wood, ceramic and stone, with tactile surfaces to create a warm yet minimalist spatial experience.
The program is organized in a sequence that flows from a public multi-purpose saloon to a private residence, divided by a hallway fitted with a striking Barrisol lightening membrane ceiling.
The multi-purpose space can host an array of activities from dance, yoga or meditation to art events, workshops and screenings. Storage compartments hidden behind bronze mirrors and a continuous curtain gives the space the flexibility in configurations needed.
The private residence features warm red tones of ceramic tiles and fabric. The open kitchen extends to an intimate courtyard.