A 165m² apartment of the seventies of a couple with no kids that lives in the United States but wanted to have a confortable and cozy place in São Paulo to receive their guests.
The architectural challenge was to adapt the apartment without losing its identity, like the wood floo rand Windows and the ceiling height.
It was then possible to create a restroom and to make the couple’s bathroom bigger. All wall and floor coverings were removed, making space for new ones.
The kitchen was supposed to remain closed and its access had to be discrete. It was then designed a big wood panel making the four doors “invisible” when closed, one for the entrance, another one for the kitchen, one for the rest room and the last one to the intimate part of the house. The ledlighting isused to high light this panel.
The White walls were thought to house the couple’s extense art collection. The dining room buffet was designed with straight lines and with brazilian modernist tiles, regarding the fact that the owners are brazilian but doesnt’t live in the country.
The punctual and significant intervenctions transformed thespace in a cozy environment to receive friends with quality and individuality.