Studio Arte is a Dutch-owned design atelier based in Portugal committed to surprise and revolution the local architecture practice, creating unexpected modern environments that blend successfully with traditional historical houses.
Located in Lagos, our most recent project is a fulfilled dream of a couple that met in the city twenty years ago. The ancient building was a former primary school whose historical façade had to be kept intact, providing Studio Arte and co-operators SMS Arquitectos with a challenge that required a total compromise between the ancient city roots and its contemporary cosmopolitan lifestyle. The interiors of this elegant house combine historic Moorish architectural elements with spacious rooms, filled with light and sober designs. Original details such as wooden doors, ceilings and stonemasonry were recreated to emphasize the sophisticated feel that stands in every corner of this project. An exterior inner-court water feature gives birth to a swimming pool that complements the relaxing, quiet nature of this city centre house. .