Lisboa Arco do Cego

Arco do Cego

House V2
Structure: Wood
Decade of construction: 40
Intervention: Interiors Design,
Planning Application,
Management and Execution
Work: Full refurbishmen

Construction planning, management and execution
Interiors Design
Planning Application


Complete remodeling of a house from the 60s (located in Bairro do Arco do Cego), a building currently considered vacant, as it is in an advanced state of deterioration due to lack of maintenance and various infiltrations. The building consists of 2 floors and a semi-buried basement. On the ground floor is the social area, living room, kitchen, social toilet, and access to storage in the basement. On the 1st floor, the private area that includes the bedrooms and the complete sanitary installation.

It is intended to preserve and completely change the interior (walls, floors, kitchen and bathrooms, replacement of water, sewage, and electricity networks), without resorting to any expansion, structural alteration, alteration of the facade or ceiling.

The house, of a traditional nature, will soon be remodeled respecting the design, both on the outside and inside, with the use of classic and timeless materials, such as the hydraulic mosaic, applied in a contemporary way, combining furniture, bathrooms, and faucets of lines modern.

The exterior window frames will be replaced by new ones (laminated wood and double glazing), with better thermal and acoustic characteristics, while maintaining the historical legacy in terms of metric, color, and materials. The stairs and wooden floors will be smoothed and varnished (including the punctual replacement of degraded elements), delimited by existing skirting boards and doors that will also be recovered.

Outside, the roof will be restored to the original (keeping the eaves in the old Portuguese style and the tile will be replaced by a new one also in Marseille Tile), as well as the façade and walls will be recovered.

Considering a soft color palette, we will choose to paint the facades in light blue and the basement in white.

The entrance doors will be recovered and painted in white. In the street and in the lobby, the tiles will be replaced by new, non-slip tiles, respecting the slopes for the evacuation of rainwater.