Apartment 3.1.1 is a minimal apartment located in Carcavelos, Portugal, designed by Salto Studio. As one enters the apartment, they are immediately struck by the clear definition of three distinct zones, each characterized by its own unique material palette and luminous output. The main circulation path through the space is defined by a sweeping curve, with a corridor acting as the key central element. This curve is echoed throughout the apartment, lending a sense of cohesiveness and flow to the overall design. The central core of the apartment is composed of lime plaster walls that are both curved and orthogonal, creating a dynamic interplay of textures and forms. These walls not only add visual interest to the space, but also enhance its tactile qualities, inviting one to touch and explore. The use of subtle curves throughout the space also serves to guide circulation, making movement through the apartment a seamless and intuitive experience. Overall, the design of this apartment is characterized by a careful balance of clean lines, rich textures, and subtle curves, creating a space that is both visually striking and highly functional. The use of distinct materials and lighting further enhances the sense of spatial differentiation, making this apartment a truly unique and memorable living experience.

Photography by Alexander Bogorodskiy