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Office Refurbishment / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato

  • 01:00 - 23 April, 2010
Office Refurbishment / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato
Office Refurbishment / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato, © Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

© Djan Chu © Djan Chu © Djan Chu © Djan Chu +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Architects

    Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato
  • Design Team

    Marco Zanotto
  • Covered Area

    450 sqm
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. Originally, the property with 450 sqm of covered area was a house that has been adapted to be an administration office.

The area that will be most affected by the project is concentrated, apart from the façade, the top floor of the building, where the private area of the house used to be.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

This floor attracted attention due to the slanted capstones and existing zenithal lighting openings.

The idea was to take advantage of the quality of this space doing away with every wall so it becomes clearer and the effect of the horizontal and zenithal openings be better exploited.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

The closed rooms were positioned at the ends of the empty space. At the South point, at the end of the corridor that follows the wooden span, is the presidency room and at the North end 2 boardrooms.

The closures are of white serigraphed glass up to 2.30 m high, and above it transparent glass next to the capstone to give continuity to the ceiling’s design.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

The location of the rooms allowed the middle of building to be only one space occupied by the access stairs, circulation passages, bathrooms and 4 work stations intended as individual territories.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

Different to what happens in the rest of the house, the entire finishing of that floor was changed: grey granite on the floor, black furniture, demolition wood in the coffee area and bathrooms, white and transparent glass and white walls in order to create a calm, nearly monochromatic, atmosphere.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu
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16 Comments

Dantas · August 30, 2010

Much better than before. Much better.

However, as it was said before, it would of been even better if you maintained the previous roofing. It's a question of honesty.

But congrats nevertheless, amazing work

John Paul Hartigan · July 07, 2010

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Home Decor News · April 26, 2010

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WPstudios · April 25, 2010

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Nicholas Patten · April 25, 2010

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Jeff · April 25, 2010

Cool interiour, nice and calm. Good choice of finishes. I like the same for my works.

Architecture News · April 24, 2010

RT @talkitect: Office Refurbishment / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato: © Djan Chu
Architects: Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato
Locat... http://bit.ly/aNOVp0 #archdaily

Leandro De Martino · April 24, 2010

RT @arqanhembi: Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato (com Participação de Marco Zanotto) http://archdai.ly/bE8u6T

Arquitetura Anhembi · April 24, 2010

Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato (com Participação de Marco Zanotto) http://archdai.ly/bE8u6T

Javier R · April 24, 2010

I do agree with previous commentaries. The conserved original roof should have had expression in the facade. It´s not just a matter of "sincerity", but a matter of consistency between interior and exterior. Besides that, interior design is remarkable, so it is the construction.

archiges · April 24, 2010

I think that is calm and cool. but I wounder if the elevations are suitable or not. I think the facade can't be matched with the interior.the sounds of the office is different from the sound of exterior view.but every things inside are uniqe.special about the order of spaces...

uo_today_arch · April 24, 2010

Cool interiour, nice and calm. Good choice of finishes. I like the same for my works.

INDIAN ARCHITECTS · April 24, 2010

Office Refurbishment / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato http://goo.gl/fb/TWzHt

shetu · April 24, 2010

Looks like a great work.
But what did you do with the gable of the ridged roof?
I think it would be better to retain the expression of that roof from the outside.

INDIAN ARCHITECTS · April 24, 2010

Office Refurbishment / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato http://goo.gl/fb/oGsoB

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