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OHL Cultural Space for the Arts

AB+AC Architects



Project description

Open Hearts Lisbon is an experiential centre for conscious gatherings, holistic learning and co-creation where a dark commercial unit is turned into a space of light that evokes calmness and positive thinking in its users. The sequence of rooms flows from a public multi-purpose saloon to a convivial zone where the open kitchen extends to an intimate patio. In between is a lounge space with diffuse lighting that provides an ideal environment for art exhibitions. Here the existing stone arch is in dialogue with a geometric wood portal leading to a one-bedroom artist residency. Flexibility and adaptability are conveyed into custom solutions such as hidden storage behind bronze mirrors or continuous curtain to create multiple configurations suited for a vast array of activities from dance, yoga and meditation, to art events, workshops and screenings. Natural materials and tactile surfaces are juxtaposed to create a minimalist, yet warm space promoting a healthier quality of living.


Project details
Location:Lisbon - Portugal
Studio NameAB+AC Architects
Lead designerArianna Bavuso, Andre Chedid
Photography creditsRicardo Oliveira Alves
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