Small rooms merge to become one unique space.
Integration was the keyword to open up space in this 70m² apartment. The intention was to create a residence that expressed nuances of a contemporary hotel with a sophisticated urban home atmosphere. The highlights of this project are the special details that make the difference.
To set the feeling of integration, a LED lighting strip runs through the apartment’s ceiling starting at the entrance door. The kitchen, which joins into the living room, has wood cabinets and nero marquina marble countertop. A custom made, suspended built in carpentry furniture separates the bedroom and living room. To the left, the top part has a hidden bar and to the right, a revolving panel holds the TV allowing use in both rooms. There is an eco friendly fireplace run on ethanol and finished with volcanic stone cladding at the bottom part. All controls are automated and accessed by ipad or iphone.
Folding wooden screens covered in black painted natural fiber hide the laundry and the multi split machine areas located in each end of the integrated terrace. A dividing screen made out of black ropes was exclusively created in partnership with an artist to separate de office area, but maintains the flow of natural light in.
A glass façade extends throughout the integrated terrace providing plenty of natural sunlight and a breath taking view of the city. The bathroom drywall was replaced by a special glass that reflects out as mirror for who's looking in while keeping privacy and enabling who's inside to appreciate a beautiful São Paulo skyline.
The décor displays shades of gray, black, as well as, the natural textures and colors of the materials used such as, corten steel, stone and marble. The color white was not at all applied, the intention was to show that dark colors can also be used in small spaces when well designed. The furniture is mostly signed by contemporary Brazilian designers adding the touch of elegance and sophistication the client desired.
Project: Studio RG Arquitetura / Photos: Mariana Orsi