Valentino Architects transforms Malta art studio into modern home

Valentino Architects has converted the studio and home of late post-war painter Frank Portelli in Malta into a contemporary residence for his granddaughter.

The home, named La Serenissima, is located in the village of Attard in the centre of the Mediterranean island.

La Serenissima now features an open-air sun terrace

Portelli, who is known for his cubist artworks and murals, originally designed the house in 1995 and incorporated numerous windows and skylights throughout the building so that it could serve as the ideal place to paint and live.

Local practice Valentino Architects was tasked with transforming the existing structure into a home for the artist’s granddaughter, starting with adding a raised sun deck

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