When renovating an old apartment, particularly one from the 1980’s or even before that in an area such as Lisbon, Portugal, there are a few typical architectural elements you need to be prepared for. Such apartments are usually very divided, with small rooms and a lot of walls which now seem unnecessary. They also often have a lot of beams that make the spaces seem small and claustrophobic.
- Initially the apartment had a much more divided layout typical for older structures
2. The new layout is more open and flexible and links different functions in new ways