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Loft in Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos

  • Arquitetos:
  • Localização: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • Collaborators: Ana Paula Barbosa, Marília Caetano
  • Team: Madalena Vidal
  • Project Area: 162.0 m2
  • Ano Do Projeto: 2011
  • Fotografias: Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente

From the architect. The first intervention in this apartment was the demolition of all walls and separations that seemed superfluous to assure greater expressiveness of its best characteristics – the spatiality created by the double height ceiling and large windows.

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

In order to extend this spatiality's feeling and organize the books, we created a large bookshelf that covers the entire living room, creating the open and integrated kitchen place and ending in the entrance hall.

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

This furniture became the most striking element of this project, creating the references of the place's entire spatial organization.

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

The project's covering was subordinated to the bookshelf – the ebonized floor, the white face-brick walls, the ceiling with apparent concrete.

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

The lighting was resolved through a large overhead track that may be regulated as needed and results in direct and indirect lighting.

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

The works of art collection is exposed on all possible walls and little gems can be found amidst the decor, such as a small Jeff Koons semi-hidden on the acrylic coffee table.

The contemporary furniture, as the exclusively designed sofa and the Campana brothers' armchair, is placed with pre-existent antique family furniture. The set forms a place where the family aesthetics transpires and invades the visitor, from its spatiality to little findings placed on the bookshelf.

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente
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