This project involves turning 140sqm apartment with the original division (three bedrooms, living room, kitchen sinks,) to a contemporary loft with a fluid and open space is contagious. Apartments in the work of Oscar Niemeyer is a true original was destroyed leaving only the column and the axis that determines the new division.
A central block was built to separate sex from the social area. Faced with an intimate area, block houses and linen closet. Facing the social sphere that contains the kitchen and concrete shelf (where the first rack to work as a bench), which contains memorabilia owners, ranging from music to art, such as palymobil and awards at Cannes that he won the advertising agency where she worked. Also in the social field, an island made of concrete work as bar and dining table.
A large wooden bookcase is designed to fit behind the table houses a large collection of CDs on the shelfs while drawer holds a collection of LPs, because the owner also dj, whether at home entertaining friends for parties, with a view of the sky São Paulo at the top floor 31 to the iconic building, both in clubs in the city.
of raw steel door separating the bedroom from the social area may remain open to enlarge the space, or closed when privacy is needed. Rear concrete wall beds come from the original building with the scars of more than 50 years standing. A diptych of photographer Roberto Wagner peak bed. The bathroom has a toilet covered in addition to the shaft, a sink for open space and houses a large glass box shower and an old bathtub.
During demolition, the original beams and slabs are found and kept open. A white plaster ceiling in some of the more flat brings warmth to the area. Concrete device under the rear window to work as a cabinet in the bedroom and the laundry and as a bench and in the kitchen also houses a refrigerator and niches for the bottle of wine, that he can grab at any time, wearing a Mile Davis Kind of Blue, and watch the sunset trought Oscar Niemeyer’s “brise soleil” in almoust contemporary apartments without walls.
- Projects: Copan Apartment Interior Design
- Architects: Felipe Hess & Renata Pedrosa
- Location: São Paulo, Brazil
- Project area: 140 sqm
- Project Year: 2008-2009
All photo credit and copyright: Fran Parente