Apartment renovation in Mooca neighbourhood, located in the city of São Paulo - Brazil originally designed by the Brazillian architect David Libeskind, in the 60`s.
We were commissioned by a grandfather and grandmother to renovate the apartment where they grew their children for more than 35 years.

The apartment had received many small modifications throughout the decades resulting in a space without coherence, as it is common to many Brazillian homes.

Since the children had now grown up and left home, the couple wished that the apartment could be appropriate for them to live their old years and to enjoy the visit of their grandchildren.

The project was a long process of reflection and discoveries with the clients that went on for about 4 years from the first drafts until the conclusion of the renovation.

We took advantage of the fact that there is only one beam crossing the apartment to create a wide-open space, and the layout was though to create a comfortable space for the couple and to receive the visit of the whole family.

The dining table, also traditionally used for studying, playing and talking was positioned in the center of the apartment while the other rooms were positioned around it.

After the renovation was finished, the couple remarked that the higher presence of natural light, ventilation and the wider view of the city`s skyline brings them a feeling of calm and lightness.

The process of developing the project also helped the clients to rethink their way of living towards a life with less material assets. This wish that they had served as a guide to all decisions made in the project.

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Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Sofa, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Living room Photo  of Renovation for the Kims

Living room

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Shelves, Pendant Lighting, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Shelf Photo 2 of Renovation for the Kims

Shelf

Modern home with Dining Room, Pendant Lighting, Table, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Shelves. Dinner table Photo 3 of Renovation for the Kims

Dinner table

Modern home with Windows, Sliding Window Type, and Metal. Living and leisure room Photo 4 of Renovation for the Kims

Living and leisure room

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Bench, Dark Hardwood Floor, Sofa, and Ceiling Lighting. Living Room 1 Photo 5 of Renovation for the Kims

Living Room 1

Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Ceiling Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Sofa, and Chair. Living Room 2 Photo 6 of Renovation for the Kims

Living Room 2

Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Chair, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Living Room 3 Photo 7 of Renovation for the Kims

Living Room 3

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, and Ceiling Lighting. Living Room/ Kitchen Photo 8 of Renovation for the Kims

Living Room/ Kitchen

Modern home with Kitchen, Drop In Sink, Granite Counter, Pendant Lighting, Concrete Floor, Wood Cabinet, Refrigerator, Wood Backsplashe, Ceiling Lighting, and Cooktops. Kitchen Photo 9 of Renovation for the Kims

Kitchen

Modern home with Kitchen, Granite Counter, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Cabinet, Drop In Sink, Cooktops, and Ceiling Lighting. Kitchen Photo 10 of Renovation for the Kims

Kitchen

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Shelves, Ceiling Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Dinner table Photo 11 of Renovation for the Kims

Dinner table

Modern home with Ceiling Lighting, Drop In Sink, and Granite Counter. Bathroom Photo 12 of Renovation for the Kims

Bathroom

Modern home with Ceiling Lighting, Granite Counter, and Drop In Sink. Bathroom Photo 13 of Renovation for the Kims

Bathroom

Modern home with Granite Counter and Drop In Sink. Bathroom Photo 14 of Renovation for the Kims

Bathroom

Modern home with Kitchen, Granite Counter, Wood Cabinet, Drop In Sink, Pendant Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Wood Backsplashe, Cooktops, and Concrete Floor. Kitchen Photo 15 of Renovation for the Kims

Kitchen

Modern home with Living Room, Pendant Lighting, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Bench. Living Room Photo 16 of Renovation for the Kims

Living Room

Modern home with Kitchen, Dark Hardwood Floor, Granite Counter, and Wood Cabinet. Kitchen Photo 17 of Renovation for the Kims

Kitchen

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Chair Photo 18 of Renovation for the Kims

Chair

Modern home with Living Room, Bench, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Detail Photo 19 of Renovation for the Kims

Detail

Credits

Posted By
Architect
  • oitentaedois
  • firma arquitetura
Interior Design
  • oitentaedois
  • firma arquitetura
Photographer
  • Manuel Sá
Year
  • 2018
  • Square Feet
  • 140