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Residence on Paulista Avenue / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

  • Architects: Piratininga Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: Avenida Paulista - Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Coordinating Architects: Fabiana Terenzi Stuchi
  • Collaborators: Julie Trickett, Bruno Salvador, Leonardo de Araújo Cunha
  • Client: Fabio Cimino
  • Area: 190.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba

From the architect. 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.

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
© Maíra Acayaba

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

© Maíra Acayaba
© 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
© 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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