Forte Apartment by merooficina
Forte Apartment is a minimalist residence located in Vila do Conde, Portugal, designed by merooficina. Integrated on a housing facility from the mid 90s, the apartment is a result of a rampant construction period, and maybe for this reason, it was organized in a very uncommon way: the most intimate area was facing to the landscape and the noise; while the collective zone enjoyed the calmness of the backyard. This feature made the apartments living experience quite dark and little related with its context. Therefore, it became fundamental to reverse this random character and rotate the apartments organization. Through materiality and the new exposure, we tried to bring more light and to link, on a very clear way, the interior space of the house with the beach for which it turns to now.