This Hip Brazilian Loft Keeps the Bedroom in a Nest-Like Box

This Hip Brazilian Loft Keeps the Bedroom in a Nest-Like Box

By Melissa Dalton
Created for a design showcase in São Paulo, Loft Ninho is a warm, oak-wrapped space with an en suite bedroom box.

For the annual architecture, interior design, and landscaping design showcase CASACOR in São Paulo, architects were posed with the challenge of creating interiors within the Jockey Club de São Paulo, a heritage equestrian club.

For his part, architect Nildo José transformed an 860-square-foot loft, dubbed Loft Ninho, into a warm, welcoming hideaway. The firm enveloped the ceiling, walls, and floor in European oak and nested an en suite bedroom in a ceramic-tiled cube. An indoor garden, accessible by a steel ladder, caps it all. 

A collection of artful furnishings rounds out the scheme in Loft Ninho. The cool gray Saccaro sofa and rug by Domdaqui Tapetes balance out the wood tones, while a spectrum of green accents, starting with the mint trim, bring welcome pops of contrast.

The view from the tiled bedroom/bathroom cube. The Alta Lounge Chair, with its swooping lacquered wood base, was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and his daughter in 1971. Nildo José designed the marble coffee table, as well as the pair of concrete coffee tables.

The interior walls, ceiling, and floor in the cube are covered in ceramic tile from Cerâmica Atlas. 

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The bed is by Saccaro, and the ceiling light is the BS4 Mantis.

A clothing niche and the half-wall behind the bed are the same oak found throughout.

The bookshelf separating the bedroom and bathroom is the "Icon" system from "Sollos" by Brazilian designer Jader Almeida

Rugged concrete stone by Caesarstone forms the bathroom counter and sinks, and hovers over the soaking tub.

In the kitchen/dining room, a mint backsplash syncs with emerald Etel "AL" chairs. The ceiling light is the Aim by FLOS.

The charcoal kitchen cabinets are from Dell Anno.

The massive, curving, dining table and kitchen island with integrated bar was designed by Nildo José and executed in Corian by Studio Vitty.

A marble "portal" breaks up the wood finishes and lowers the ceiling around the passageway between the living room and kitchen/dining area.

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Project Credits:

Architect: Nildo José / @nildojose

Builder: Espaço Reformar

Structural Engineer: Prime Gattai

Landscape Design: Bia Abreu and Aline Matsumoto

Lighting Design: Dimlux

Interior Design: Nildo José 

Sound Engineer: Uau Progetos

Cabinetry Design: Dell Anno


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