ELSA & FERNANDO HIPÓLITO

architecture&interiordesign

Arquitectura

Our work in architecture focuses on the private client, tailored work, where we try not only to please the client, but also to present our services and our experience as architects as personal added value, thus guaranteeing the investment. We believe in architecture with a regionalist trace but simultaneously contemporary. Our work varies from projects created from scratch, in which case, the relation with the place, the environment and the landscape are fundamental, to projects in the fields of rehabilitation and refurbishment, where each case is understood with its specificities and studied through our operative creativity. We have engineering companies with whom we partner and we can also provide advisory from construction companies. It is also important for the firm to constantly update in terms of new construction materials and technology.

Moradia no Estoril

Moradia no Estoril

Moradia na Quinta da Marinha

Moradia na Quinta da Marinha

Moradia em Vilamoura

Moradia em Vilamoura

Moradia em Pipa, Brasil

Moradia em Pipa, Brasil

Edifício na Rua de São Paulo, Lisboa

Edifício na Rua de São Paulo, Lisboa

Lofts em Alcácer do Sal

Lofts em Alcácer do Sal

Apartamento Praça João do Rio, lisboa

Apartamento Praça João do Rio, lisboa

Apartamento na Gandarinha

Apartamento na Gandarinha

Apartamento Praça João do Rio, lisboa

Refurbishment of an apartment from the 40’s in which the staircase is a centrepiece of the project as it unifies the two living rooms at different levels. The existing flooring, skirting, ceiling tops and door handles were recovered, keeping an essence of the time.

Moradia em Pipa, Brasil

>Sustainable architecture project for four villas with each developing around a central living room, open in two ends towards covered porches. The orange blends naturally in the green of the Brazilian Atlantic forest, as it reproduces the colours of the soil.

Moradia no Estoril

Rehabilitation and amplification project of a house from the 30’s. The proposal included an area for an art gallery, slightly below ground, on the side of the original house. The new project is developed over terraces that follow the slope of the plot. The roofs are gardened to neutralize the presence of the extensions.

Moradia na Quinta da Marinha

Surrounded by pine trees and a view over the golf course, this house is developed in an “L” shape, with the purpose of consolidating an outside space with a pool that is shielded from the street. The architecture is contemporary and regional, strongly relating to its environment.

Moradia em Vilamoura

The house and the land are lived as one single space. The project is arranged through a number of volumes of different dimensions, where the sidewalls extend and create small private patios/porches for each interior room. This house won the Prémio Arquitectura e Urbanismo of Loulé County in 2008/2009.

Apartamento na Gandarinha

Duplex penthouse in Cascais with an astonishing view over the bay towards the east and over Palmela Park towards the west. The idea was to transform a dark apartment with classic finishing into a bright space that was both modern and functional. Three volumes in shiny pau-ferro wood disguise the toilet with a cloakroom, the elevator and the maid’s room.

Lofts em Alcácer do Sal

Rehabilitation project of an old rice warehouse into a building with eleven small loft apartments, where each apartment has its own spatial characteristics due to the existing structural axis. The final look portrays the act of recycling, being a result of project/construction management.

Edifício na Rua de São Paulo, Lisboa

A true “work in progress” in the heart of Lisbon, we intended to rehabilitate a building keeping its existing facade. The entire wooden structure was redone according to the original, as was the entire infrastructure. The narrow and long building, with plants along the plot, was transformed into apartments adapted to today’s needs.

Atelier

The firm ELSA & FERNANDO HIPÓLITO Architecture & Interior Design is dedicated to architecture and interior design projects. Considering that most of its clients are private clients, its work encompasses a variety of projects, from rehabilitating buildings, to refurbishing houses and apartments, or even commercial areas and offices, having also specialized in supplying all the equipment and furniture, providing a complete job, with the objective of leaving clients fully satisfied. The firm, with its family dimension and spirit of commitment, works on the basis of honesty, transparency, sensibility and humanism, applied to the development of each project, from the first contact to the final delivery. The services provided include advising of contractors and professionals of complementary requirements, who are trusted, and thus ensure that clients can expect guaranteed services and quality of the final outcome. The firm’s projects do not impose a particular style but rather a resolution to a problem posed by the client.

Fernando

Fernando became an Architect in 1987, after completing his degree at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. In 2002, he became a Doctorate in Architecture Projects from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya – Escola Tècnida Superior d´Arquitectura de Barcelona, having lived in Barcelona as a scholar from Universidade Lusíada between 1995 and 1996. Fernando is an Associate Professor of Architecture Project and Design at Faculdade de Arquitectura e Artes da Universidade Lusíada in Lisbon, where he has been lecturing since 1988. Between 1988 and 2000, he participated in various architecture projects, having received several awards and honourable mentions, and featuring in publications. During the 90’s he was a partner at the architecture firm Templos Modernos, with João Belo Rodeia and Raul Santos. From 2001, Fernando opens his own firm in Cascais, also dedicated to interior architecture. His career is built, currently, on this comprehensive scope of architecture in general, from rehabilitation of buildings to refurbishing of houses and apartments and interior design. Over the last few years, his vast experience, seriousness, honesty and humanism through which he relates with clients, became a solid and secure option for their satisfaction. Fernando works in partnership with his wife, Elsa Matias, also an architect and colleague from university.

Elsa

In 1987, Elsa completed her degree in Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, complementing her artistic studies, in 1990, with a course in History of Art from Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes. Elsa collaborated with several architecture firms, Augusto Silva Planeamento, Arquitectura e Urbanismo between 1988 and 1997, Arquitraço in 1990, Estudio Diseño Arquitectura y Urbanismo in Madrid between 1992 and 2006, and since January 2009 has become a co-partner at Fernando Hipólito, Arquitectura, Interiores e Decoração in Cascais. Her professional activity includes a vast experience in architecture projects, such as: detached houses, residential buildings, urban developments, buildings for commerce and services, buildings for tourism and religious buildings. In terms of interior architecture and decoration, Elsa has in her curriculum several projects for restaurants, shops, cinemas, offices and model apartments.

Loja

Our office also works as a shop. In this space, open to the public, we have a shop front in the corner between Travessa Visconde da Luz and Travessa da Alfarrobeira, exhibiting a selection of contemporary design pieces, Danish and vintage furniture, as well as some exclusive Elsa&FernandoHipólito items, decorative objects and contemporary art. The items for sale range from a sofa or chair, to a sideboard, a stool, a lamp or even pillows. In the lower floor, which operates as a showroom, our clients can find a wide variety of fabrics, wallpapers, coatings and rugs. In addition, we are also a sales point for several renowned and prestigious national and international design brands.

Loja Cascais

Loja Cascais

Our office also works as a shop. In this space, open to the public, we have a shop front in the corner between Travessa Visconde da Luz and Travessa da Alfarrobeira, exhibiting a selection of contemporary design pieces, Danish and vintage furniture, as well as some exclusive Elsa&FernandoHipólito items, decorative objects and contemporary art. The items for sale range from a sofa or chair, to a sideboard, a stool, a lamp or even pillows. In the lower floor, which operates as a showroom, our clients can find a wide variety of fabrics, wallpapers, coatings and rugs. In addition, we are also a sales point for several renowned and prestigious national and international design brands.

Press

Over the course of its career, Elsa&FernandoHipolito has had a great part of its worked published in several specialized magazines in Portugal, many of which have been selected for the cover story. The publications, upon client consent and under confidentiality, have given prestige to the firm’s work and helped establish a strong position in the market, of which we are very proud.

casa claudia

casa claudia

espaço casas

espaço casas

trueteam

trueteam

imprensa russa

imprensa russa

Arquitectura & Construção

Arquitectura & Construção

casa & jardim

casa & jardim

casas & negócios

casas & negócios

Deco Gente

Deco Gente

Diário de Notícias

Diário de Notícias

Essential

Essential

House Traders

House Traders

Maxima Interiores

Maxima Interiores

VIP Interiores

VIP Interiores

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

Design

Design

Edit

Edit

Epicur

Epicur

Expresso

Expresso

Hoteis e Viagens

Hoteis e Viagens

Caras Decoração

Caras Decoração

DESIGN DE INTERIORES

Client satisfaction is central to our work. Through an eclectic and contemporary culture, we study each case presented with its due uniqueness. We approach problems with the will and satisfaction of fulfilling the objectives and desires with which we are presented. We love challenges, from achieving the best result with a limited budget to exceeding the expectations of quality and refinement of a larger investment. Our work intends to be of timeless quality and we tend to start relationships with clients that go beyond mere commercial ties. Our services cover all aspects of the business, from selling individual items at our shop to the complete key-in-hand service. We work with national professionals and artisans from all fields, with bespoke and exclusive items that we design for each project, and with a wide majority of international brands.

Apartamento em Lisboa I

Apartamento em Lisboa I

Apartamento em Lisboa II

Apartamento em Lisboa II

Apartamento em Lisboa III

Apartamento em Lisboa III

Moradia no Meco

Moradia no Meco

Moradia no Restelo, Lisboa

Moradia no Restelo, Lisboa

Moradia Cascais I

Moradia Cascais I

Moradia Cascais II

Moradia Cascais 2

Apartamento em Vilamoura, Algarve

Apartamento em Vilamoura, Algarve

Apartamento na Quinta da Marinha

Apartamento na Quinta da Marinha

Casa na Lapa

Casa na Lapa

Restaurante Barbatana, Lisboa

Restaurante Barbatana, Lisboa

Clínica dentária, Lisboa

Clínica dentária, Lisboa

Escritórios/sede Fluxograma, Carnaxide

Escritórios/sede Fluxograma, Carnaxide

Loja Espace Cannelle, Estoril

Loja Espace Cannelle, Estoril

Cabeleireiro, Lisboa

Cabeleireiro, Lisboa

Escritórios - Century 21

Escritórios - Century 21

Hotel Açores

Hotel Açores

Hotel Ideal

Hotel Ideal

Apartamento em Lisboa I

Remodelling of an apartment in Lisbon, interior architecture and project management. Transformation of a 3 bedroom in a 2 bedroom apartment. The project intended to unite the hall space with the living room and the dining room, with sliding doors to allow each to be used autonomously. Most of the furniture pieces were exclusively designed by us for this project.

Apartamento em Lisboa II

Complete remodelling of an apartment in Lisbon, inspired in a pop and disco atmosphere, with retro pieces and colours.

Apartamento em Lisboa III

Complete remodelling of apartment in Lisbon, with interior architecture project. This was a strong intervention, with all coating and finishing materials having been changed. The project uses Italian stone pavements, wooden walls and wooden doors, contributing to a refined urban environment. Special emphasis was placed on the lighting and on the art pieces.

Moradia no Meco

Remodelling of a house in a private compound in Meco, with interior architecture project. The work included a complete refurbishment of the house, as the interior finishes dated from the 80’s. Practical finishes were chosen, yet adaptable to both a rural day-to-day, during winter, and a beach lifestyle, during summer. The pavements are Italian pink stone and we designed all the furniture.

Moradia no Restelo, Lisboa

Remodelling of house with interior architecture project. This house from the 60’s in Restelo, Lisbon, was object to a full refurbishment. Distributed over three levels, the house separates an area for the parents from a small autonomous apartment for their son, at the level of the garden. At the entrance level, all the previous rooms were joined together; creating a big room that comprises a dining area, a lounge area, a TV/Music area and also a reading corner.

Apartamento em Vilamoura, Algarve

Remodelling of a triplex apartment hanging over the Vilamoura Marina, with interior architecture project. Colourful and sunny, with a magnificent view, this apartment by the ocean tries to contribute to the family’s wellbeing during holiday season. Relevance was placed on the importance of a relaxed and joyful day-to-day. It is worth noting the kitchen furnishing that comprises a screen, separating the stairs from this space.

Loja Espace Cannelle, Estoril

Located in the Estoril arcades, this commercial space distributed in two floors, was subject to a total refurbishment project. The intention was to highlight the shop front and the areas for clothing display. The graphite grey and the white tones contribute to a bright and functional space. We designed all the furniture.

Cabeleireiro, Lisboa

Located in a well-known commercial avenue in Lisbon, this space undertook complete interior refurbishment. The image portrayed was meant to be contemporary, through the use of dark materials in contrast with the white. It is worth noting the ceiling works and lighting, as well as the layout of the shop front and the product displays.

Escritórios/sede Fluxograma, Carnaxide

On the last floor of an existing office building, we went for an absolute transformation, where the pieces of furniture of brands represented by Fluxograma have a special presence, as does Artemide’s lighting. From a floral but technical pattern, the goal was to have an identity that is simultaneously contemporary but feminine, as the business is lead by women.

Clínica dentária, Lisboa

Taking up most of the ground floor of a building, this project encompassed a complete interior refurbishment, to have it work as the clinic’s new reception and waiting room. It is worth remarking the design of the ceiling in an organic shape and the arrangement of lights from Artemide.

Restaurante Barbatana, Lisboa

Located in the Amoreiras Shopping food court, this restaurant comes up as a reference for sophistication and elegance, which extends to the restaurant’s image and gastronomic quality. The space is physically split in two, a bar/snack area and a formal restaurant area, by a volume fully coated in glass with graphics under the theme of fishes and their fins, which conceals the technical kitchen and meal preparation areas.

Moradia Cascais 2

Interior and exterior remodelling of a house from the 60’s. We wanted to revive the image of the time the house was built in, while looking to adapt the areas to a rather more contemporary lifestyle. The construction, also under our management, had as an underlying factor the total value determined for the investment. The colour grey was chosen so that the spatial environment, from architecture to interior design, would remain eternal. The outside areas were refurbished to become pleasant for leisure.