Located in Lisbon, in the central and iconic area of Praça das Flores, this project transforms an apartment with 5 rooms into a Guesthouse. The initial structure of the apartment is maintained and the spaces are organised according to a hierarchy of space occupancy – internally the spaces are grouped in different areas- rooms, living areas, kitchen and circulations for guests and service circulation.
The rooms were designed to provide moments of calm and serenity for our soul, as a reminder of the name of the Guest house “Casa c’alma”, given by the owners. The furniture is eclectic and the colours used are soft, and it was our intention to mix vintage and contemporary pieces, returning to the feeling of being “home” and belonging to a place. Home is where we feel safe and comfortable.
The common/social spaces were designed allowing individual and group dynamics - a living room area with sofas and a library is available for the guests, as well as an area with individual tables for work and meals. It was also created a space with a large table for dinners and workshops, exploring the sense of community.
The furniture used was purchased in the most diverse places, including vintage and contemporary stores, second hand shops, and also ‘our’ portuguese typical flea markets.