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  7. Loft in Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos

Loft in Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos

  • 01:00 - 28 December, 2012
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
Loft in Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos
Loft in Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    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
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Cite: "Loft in Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos" [Loft no Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos] 28 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/311563/loft-in-itaim-fgmf-arquitetos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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