An extensive program for a small space. This was the scenario presented to the architects in a first meeting with the owner of this studio of 41sqm.
The apartment wish list was: compact functional kitchen, presenting a 2 people dining table, which could eventually accommodate 4. Bedroom with queen size bed and a small closet. Reversible guest room to welcome/accomodate visitors. Home office. A place for the tennis competitions trophies. And the balcony as outside area, a backyard for the apartment.
The architects loved the challenge! With almost 2 decades of experience designing boat interiors, for them this was just like designing the interior of a boat! Every corner is customized and adapted to the needs of the client. And the result was an apartment full of personality and surprises.
Walking into the living room, we have a central bookcase, which not only divides rooms, but also makes the use of the TV, installed in a rotating panel, more versatile, allowing the home theater to serve both the living room and the bedroom. The apartment had/have a special automation project that not only guarantees excellent sound quality in both rooms, but also controls the entire scenario for the most different day by day needs.
As the owner eventually works from home, in the buffet next to the sofa was placed a turntable that creates the ideal home office station. His positioning allows him to watch the news while he is working – another must have from the wish list.
Being from outside of São Paulo, the owner eventually receives visitors and needs a guest room. For this reason, the chosen sofa is a comfortable sleeper sofa and the mirrored kitchen panel is actually a concealed sliding door that allows you to close bedroom access for greater privacy on these occasions.
Another important item of the program was closet space for clothes and tennis workout equipment, a request that was solved by creating a small closet at the entrance to the bathroom. Under the bed, more storage space with drawers for easy access.
And the trophies could not be forgotten! Of great sentimental value, they gained prominence in the living room decoration, in a place specially designed for them, where they can be admired right from the entrance of the apartment.
Last but not least, the balcony should maintain the features of outdoor space, a place to relax and read during the weekends. So the choices were a wall garden and a comfortable day bed, elements that bring a more relaxed feeling to this little lounging corner. A real yacht-apartment, as the architects like to call. Authenticity, comfort and functionality can exist even in small spaces.
The kitchen and the dinning table on the opened position
The living room and the ktichen
The yellow dinning table
The bathroom sink
The view from the bedroom
The walking closet and the bathroom
The dinning table closed and the reversible home office
The reversible home office
The reversible home office table
The walking closet
Detail by the bed
- Carolina Castilho
- Carolina Castilho Arquitetos Associados
- Patrícia Castilho