Casa na Bica do Sapato is an apartment renovation project by Lisbon based architecture firm Arriba. The project strategy was to create a system of plywood carpentries which would re-organise the original layout of the apartment in a single gesture, enhancing the spatial clarity of the house. This system, which contains the kitchen, the wardrobes, the library and stairs, connects the sources of light on both extreme ends of the house, and brings comfort to the core through the light-colored birch wood.
The living room is now connected to the kitchen, which allowed a more fluid fruition of the house. A small study room has been integrated next to the living-room, where before a closet was obstructing the sun-light. As for the private areas, the triangle shower-patio-bedroom encourages a new way of seizing the house – more spontaneous and connected to the outdoors.