Raw Culture Bairro Alto it's a five stars Aparthotel located in Bairro Alto, exclusive and differentiated in terms of the hotel offer in Lisbon. Raw Culture intends to invite its guests to enjoy a memorable experience. Each one of its 13 Lofts, that maintain the coherence of the project itself, are intended too create an habitat of comfort and well-being in a differentiated way through various objects and artworks that characterize them. The Lofts are adaptable to both single and/or familiar occupations, up until 4 persons per Loft, maintaining the same quality in terms of the space that characterizes each Loft.
The hardness of concrete, a ubiquitous presence in any urban environment, is offset by the lightness and comfort of a few esoteric pieces carefully laid about. The reigning grey hues are but a smooth backdrop for countless colour touches that breathe life into the ensemble, setting city-life rhythms into a relaxing atmosphere. Comfort and highly energised peace reign undisturbed. The integrated bedroom, two WC’s, ample lounge area and meals alcove render this urban oasis complete.
Memories of those garage parties take you back to those well-lived teenage years. A sparkle lights upon a chrome bumper resting in a corner of the quiet atmosphere. Who knew how luxurious a garage could be? Yet, it can. Every detail in this Loft invites to a pause on your road trip. Your ‘Parking Space’ is both wide and cozy, the twin WC’s and the cavernous lounge and dining area will make you want to drive your Morgan inside.
Nothing is cooler than steel. And when you temper its metallic sheen with the warmth of wood and fabrics, the result is a corner of the world where style has taken address. STEEL becomes a majestic Loft, featuring a vibrant bedroom, two WC’s, an imposing lounge and a dining area worthy of those who will simply not forego Cool.
Some spaces seem to breathe and breed creativity. Spaces where the lines of a vintage dresser seem to be drawn in charcoal on the white canvas of a wall. This Loft is such a space, like picture frame and work of art fusing into a larger frame, encompassing the bedroom, both WC’s, the dining area and the lounge, which become themselves an intrinsic part of the complete work of art. This is a Loft that invites the urban artist to travel through its own space.
The city of Lisbon is completely laced in wrought iron ornaments. That may be the reason why this Loft feels so much like Lisbon. The little appointments made of this primordial material that are sprinkled throughout the rooms, in high contrast with the sweeping hardwood floors, temper its atmosphere into a Mediterranean seaside lair that includes a comfortable bedroom, two WC’s, a big lounge area and what could only be dubbed your very own dining patio.
To travel is to fly. To land on a different land and find that comfortable shelter awaits you. The air travel theme that permeates this Loft is subtle and clearly vintage, airlifting us to that age when flying was the epitome of glamorous living. The spacious, integrated bedroom, the two WC’s and the ample lounge and dining areas will have you dreaming of landing here more often.
The red brick tones that adorn virtually every roof in Lisbon are often seen as the final touch on the make-up of this rather feminine city. They are the sensual undertones behind the melancholic ‘Fado’. The distant promise of a kiss behind the feeling of ’Saudade’. It is also the underlining hue in this luxurious Loft, suggesting the warmth of an evening spent indoors. It touches both the bedroom and lounge area, both WC’s and even the ample dining alcove.
Some materials seem to carry us back to the origins, to a time when Olissipo, as Lisbon was known in the Roman era, seemed to live and thrive using these crude ceramic pieces that seem to endure the passage of time. Within this Loft, these ceramic pieces imprint their presence discreetly in warm earthly tones that seem to suggest a restful evening break, a well-earned rest from the daily madness. Spread throughout the living quarters, including the bedroom and the two WC’s, as well as the dining area, these pieces are intriguing in their classic endurance.
A strong personality demands a bolder style. Colours are stronger, contrast lines are well defined. Each object is a statement, each piece a blatant exclamation. And in this Loft all is mingled into its own harmony, one that unabashedly presents the breadth of its bedroom, the convenience of its two WC’s and the generosity of its living and dining areas - to be enjoyed by strong personalities alone.
An Industrial overtone to a rather urban and sophisticated atmosphere is what first strikes the visitor to this Loft. The contrast between the well worn leather pieces and the stark metallic lines that permeate the whole space create a unique style that extends to the welcoming bedroom and the convenient twin WC’s, across the practical dining area and into the spacious lounge area.
Whether it connects margins, ideas or cultures, a bridge never fails to become a journey between the two different realities it unites. And that may be what the traveller feels when crossing the many different styles united in this Loft. To travel is also to embody the bridge between our own culture and the one we’re visiting. And that may be why this strange mélange becomes so welcoming to travellers. It’s a matter of mixed identities while identifying with the mix. A spacious bedroom, and two WC’s are connected by a vast chill out area and dining corner.
Every city is made of both construction and tarmac. Though it may pass unnoticed beneath our feet, it is in fact responsible for the layout of each city, for its pathways and limits - for every step we take along the urban landscape. This is the underlining concept behind this Loft, with its monumental pieces marking its pathways along the bedroom, leading to the dining area, forking out to both WC’s and opening up at the broad living ‘boulevard’.