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Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura

  • 01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura
Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

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© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

Text description provided by the architects. This design deals with the modernization of a1950´s apartment for a young couple with a baby.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The opportunity of interfering in a sixty-year old apartment has opened us the possibility of a 21st century architectural interpretation of a 1950´s plan. Our concept was to interfere in the outdated sense of privacy not through the opening of the whole space, but by modulating new visages, establishing distinct levels of privacy and sociability.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

We kept the original programmatic arrangement, only adding a new bathroom in the existing bedrooms hall. We´ve altered the circulation logic, minimizing corridors and vestibules. The central space - the living room - is the entrance/exit to all of the other spaces, including an external service varanda. This operation was designed to create a series or intercommunicating spaces, where one can simultaneously acknowledge the various activities going on in the apartment.

Axonometric
Axonometric

Also, another important element to inform the design strategy is the siting of the apartment in a corner, therefore providing us three façades (north, east and south) which allowed, through the positioning of new internal openings us to bring different tones of light to each room place the new internal openings. The result is an architecture whose strength is a subtle comment on the transformation of domestic spaces in São Paulo.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

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Cite: "Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura" 13 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/553038/subtle-modernization-of-1950-s-apartment-in-sao-paulo-23sul-arquitetura/> ISSN 0719-8884

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