Apartment by Pedro Varela & Renata Pinho

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Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

A yellow wall of storage divides this Portuguese apartment by architects Pedro Varela & Renata Pinho (photographs by José Campos).

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

The renovation involved replacing the floor, adding storage and remodelling the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

The enormous yellow unit includes a pull-out stool with a smiling face for the client's future child.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

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Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

The information below is from photographer Jose Campos:


The redesign of this apartment had to deal with specific issues: replace the existing floor, redesign the kitchen while keeping the laundry space, and create lots of storage room.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

The bathrooms and master bedroom intervention is a welcome bonus to what was essential.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

Walls were remade out of carpentry work and house different solutions, from storage, to seating, partitioning and doors.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

Playful solutions such as assymetric round holes substituing knobs, and a smiley face substituting a handle, are carved in a yellow closet which is the project's inner core.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

The kitchen is like a big flipping machine, with a replaceable counter, convertible laundry room and hidden storage in a clean layout.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

A unified flooring and the furnishing/replacement of walls with closets gives the feeling of a bigger, somewhat openspace.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

The bathrooms have two different geometric themes: one round, the other triangular; while the master bedroom uses wood to complement IKEA furniture.

Apartment by Pedro Varela and Renata Pinho

  • alex

    I love the happy face box/step she's standing on! Great touch.

  • graphical space

    Does anyone know what the triangular tiles are and where to get them from?

  • jed

    haha, i was going to ask about the circular tiles in the last photo.

  • Sam Brooks

    Yeah loving the tiles. They are awesome.

  • edward

    That yellow could get old in a hurry. Otherwise great work!