Minimalist Studio Apartment With Bright Yellow Touches

This unique studio apartment is a space between sculpture and architecture, it's about experience of living and changing the space as you like

This unique studio apartment is a space between sculpture and architecture, it's about experience of living and changing the space as you like

Corpo Atelier has renovated a studio apartment in Vilamoura, Portugal, nearly dissipating the line between architecture and sculpture. Inside a white box, three differently configured yellow objects are individually placed. Inside, the perception of a person’s movement, of the box’s limits and of the position of the yellow objects is inevitably intertwined.

Under closer inspection, the pieces’ shapes might resemble an abstraction of the classical architectural elements: an architrave, a fallen column and a plinth, arranged separately as a puzzle, only to be revealed when mentally placed together, evoking the experience of a site-specific sculptural piece that engages with the containing space of a gallery room. Or perhaps, these yellow objects only hold objective value as pieces of furniture, produced to store other smaller objects both inside and on them.

The living room features a comfy sofa, chair and a small yellow sideboard a desk that separates the sleeping and living zones. The sleeping space shows off a glazed wall with a panoramic view and a large bed next to it. The arrangement of the elements might be justified simply as a naive attempt to create some kind of spatial hierarchy in a wall-less apartment, marking and defining different areas according to a specific domestic use: an entrance hall, a central living room and a bedroom with a panoramic view. It´s never truly clear which of these possibilities might be accurate, or, if any actually is. This is a very philosophical space for experience of living, get inspired!

The apartment features an arrangement of basic architectural elements in bold yellow, and the space is created around them

The apartment features an arrangement of basic architectural elements in bold yellow, and the space is created around them

There's a sleeping and living space that flow into each other with harmony

There's a sleeping and living space that flow into each other with harmony

The storage is hidden behind the white doors in these large cabinets

The storage is hidden behind the white doors in these large cabinets

A small storage cabinet in bold yellow in the living room zone is also great for storage

A small storage cabinet in bold yellow in the living room zone is also great for storage

A desk is separating the sleeping and living room space

A desk is separating the sleeping and living room space

A wall is fully glazed here to let the owner enjoy the views and to brign much natural light inside

A wall is fully glazed here to let the owner enjoy the views and to brign much natural light inside

The living room features a neutral sofa, a black chair and some potted plants

The living room features a neutral sofa, a black chair and some potted plants

Catchy objects, accessories and lamps complete the look in a harmonious way

Catchy objects, accessories and lamps complete the look in a harmonious way

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