YPY / SuperLimão Studio

YPY / SuperLimão Studio
© Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba
Sauna  · 
São Paulo, Brazil

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba + 32

  • Furniture

    SuperLimão Studio, Tacolândia
  • Collaborator

    Marcelo Rebelo
  • Construction management

    SuperLimão Studio
  • Carpentry and Joinery

    Antonio Gabeira
  • Contractor

    Wilson José de Freire
  • Lighting

    SuperLimão Studio, Tortora
  • Coverage

© Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba

Text description provided by the architects. A concise design associated to the knowledge of local conditions and tha daring in experimenting with new materials. That was the formula used by the architects and designers team from SuperLimão Studio to create the leisure complex of a condominium located at the northwestern coastline of São Paulo.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The project should replace a leisure area consisting of a large warehouse. The challenge went beyond simply remodeling the space. It consisted in creating new architecture beginning with the existing structure and materials.

Among the strategies: to reuse the old roof's old wooden structure for lining the deck. Another reuse example: the clay tiles that were transformed into concrete aggregate on site, after grinding, and used in the enclosing walls, replacing conventional concrete blocks. The strategy allowed reusing 400m2 of tiles.


Also in the area of environmental friendly conscious decisions, the bathrooms and dressing rooms nucleus has a permanent ventilation system, created with an opening to the zenithal illumination and small cleaves in masonry. The cover was a key to assure energy efficiency. The roof's slopes were disposed in a way to provide adequate conditions of ventilation, by considering the region's climate variations.

© Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba

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Address: São Paulo, Brazil

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Cite: "YPY / SuperLimão Studio" 10 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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