Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
Location: 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 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fran Parente
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.
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.
This furniture became the most striking element of this project, creating the references of the place’s entire spatial organization.
The project’s covering was subordinated to the bookshelf – the ebonized floor, the white face-brick walls, the ceiling with apparent concrete.
The lighting was resolved through a large overhead track that may be regulated as needed and results in direct and indirect lighting.
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.