Transform an Old Office Into a Luxurious Apartment | Ar. João Tiago Aguiar

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Ar. João Tiago Aguiar of João Tiago Aguiar, Arquitectos took an old office and transformed it into a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 ensuite bedrooms. The architect reduced the number of rooms to enlarge the spaces.

Ar. João Tiago Aguiar
Ar. João Tiago Aguiar

From the original construction, only the bathroom and an unrecognizable kitchen where only the chimney was preserved. The intervention strategy involved changing the layout of the apartment by introducing changes in distribution of spaces to match a concept of use.

The master bedroom has its own bathroom attached, which used to be in the kitchen area. Since this room is now dedicated to food preparation, the dining room has been attached to it so that all family members can meet there for dinner.

The dining room that once occupied the kitchen area of the apartment was transformed into a kitchenette. In doing so, a space to host dinners with family and friends was conjoined with the food preparation area.

In the kitchen, a handmade tile in dark-green colour can be seen giving a touch of elegance and distinction to one of the most requested places in a home. One of the main features of this modern home is that it is designed in sections and one section in particular is where functions can be found. Making up this functionality are a kitchen pantry, and refrigerator, bathroom, closet, bookcase and reading area, stationary kitchen linens, and etcetera.

Because the apartment has large prominent beams and this adds so much to the look of the place and is built into the original construction, designers concealed these beams with design patterning to give a clean and modern look. To make sure they looked striking while still working well with the apartments other decorations, they used squared pyramid ceilings which lead up to lightboxes which worked together with chandeliers to add a touch of glamour to the apartment without making it seem overdone

Every piece of furniture in the house was specially crafted and specifically designed for its particular purpose, with the final result being a carefully crafted home that was built with all of the necessary furniture and fixtures. Although the original entrance was restored, the service entrance was kept and is still used today.

The project’s design is a new and striking environment that brings back the modernity envisioned by its designers. Its minimalist look embodies distinct expressive elements, which give better fluidity to its daily use.

Fact Sheet:

Project location: Lisbon, Portugal

Architects: João Tiago Aguiar

Firm name: João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

Construction Area: 150m2

Photograph credits: FG+SG – Architecture Photograph

Written by Team TDJI

Related Posts

Top 5 Bathroom trends of the decade

Top 5 Bathroom trends of the decade

In this Influencer world, we have become conscious of our backdrops and aesthetics. In the world of social media friendly places, let’s know some latest trends of bathrooms.


TDJ collaborates with Design London as their media partner

Design London is returning this 21-24 September 2022 with a jam-packed program with a precisely selected collection of sought-after design brands and intriguing content from all over the world. The Decor Journal India is the media partner for this year’s

TDJ Announced as the Design Helsinki Media Partners

Media 10 with an expansive global reach including architects, interior designers, retailers, dealers, specifiers, and more is coming with its first nordic event Design Helsinki on 24-25 August 2022 in Finland. It will showcase leading Finnish and international brands through

Architect Talks

Anubhav Gupta Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer at Godrej Properties

‘The Trees in Vikhroli’ retaining the Greens

Meet Anubhav Gupta Chief Executive Officer Vikhroli, Chief CSR & Sustainability Officer, Godrej Properties. Founder – GPL Design Studio-  – a unique, multidisciplinary innovation engine which bridges the gap between architects and developers by creating a robust ecosystem for design,