Residence on Paulista Avenue / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

© Maíra Acayaba

Architects: Piratininga Arquitetos Associados / José Armênio de Brito Cruz
Location: Av. Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
Coordinating Architects: Fabiana Terenzi Stuchi
Collaborators: Julie Trickett, Bruno Salvador, Leonardo de Araújo Cunha
Client: Fabio Cimino
Project Area: 190 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

This apartment was designed for a trader who shares it with his son, and the project was carried out bearing in mind the fact that the residence is for two men, each of them occupying a part of it, in the ends of the floor.

floor plan

The apartment was reconfigured entirely; the son’s sector corresponds to the former utility area and the father’s area occupies the former bedrooms.

© Maíra Acayaba

In the social area, a volume built in panels structures the equipment storage, pantry, library, refrigerators, television sets, restrooms and others.

© Maíra Acayaba

The original solution in the window openings was integrated to the new projected occupancy, creating unusual spatial relations, also internally and externally.

© Maíra Acayaba

The original project dates back to 1952, by Architect Abelardo de Souza, one of the icons of the modernist movement in Brazil.

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Cite: "Residence on Paulista Avenue / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados" 15 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • yyyeh

    i love tile in the living area, it’s not only easy to maintain but a fresh style.

  • pitrak

    What an extraordinary place. Everything about it breaths quality, passion and great taste. The architecture, the furniture, the materials, the artwork, the setting. Simply amazing.