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  7. Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ + Giovanni Meirelles

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Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ + Giovanni Meirelles

  • 01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ + Giovanni Meirelles
© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Paulista, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Design Team

    José Paulo Gouvêa, Giovanni Meirelles, Thaís Marcussi
  • Lighting

    Luciana Yamamura e Ricardo Heder (Reka)
  • Area

    90.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns + 37

© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns

Text description provided by the architects. Apartment at Paulicéia Building

The renovation project of this small apartment located on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, represents an opportunity to intervene in one of the units of the building designed in the 50s by the architects Jacques Pilon and Gian Carlo Gasperini, considered one of the most representative housing buildings of the city's architecture.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

On the ground floor of the building, the fluid space connecting Paulista  Avenue and Sao Carlos do Pinhal Street was the reference for the renovation projetct.

© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns

The inner walls of the apartment have been demolished and the original unit, composed by two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry area and small room for employees, has provided a unique space organized by the volume of a closet. One of the bedrooms has been removed to double the size of the living room. Likewise, the employees room has been joint to the kitchen.

© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns

The central plywood closet connects all rooms in the apartment: in the living room, it is a shelf for books and objects; in the kitchen, a cupboard and storage; in the bedroom, a closet for clothes; and in the bathroom, a shelf. The ideal privacy of each room is provided by the proximity of the closet, lift and bathroom. The cement floor has been applied in the whole apartment.

© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns

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Cite: "Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ + Giovanni Meirelles" 03 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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