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Sabá Apartment / Estúdio BRA

  • 10:00 - 10 January, 2019
  • Curated by Danae Santibañez
Sabá Apartment / Estúdio BRA
Sabá Apartment / Estúdio BRA, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Guarujá - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    André Di Gregorio, Rodrigo Maçonilio
  • Architects in Charge

    André Di Gregorio, Rodrigo Maçonilio
  • Team

    Júlia Brückmann
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Woodwork

    Rutra Marcenaria
  • Lighting

    Reka Iluminação
  • Vassels

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© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

Dwelling place designed for a young couple in São Paulo 
This concerns to a reconfiguration of the original floor plan of Itamarati Building (Project: Ciro Ribeiro Pereira - 1953), regarding the future habitants, a young married couple. 

© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
Sketch Floor Plan
Sketch Floor Plan
© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

Among the three existing bedrooms, two of them have been demolished.
The main interventions were the removal of a utility room to relocate the new laundry. And the old one has been changed to the new kitchen. At last, the living room assumed the place from part of what had once been a kitchen, giving space to a rectangular plan. 

© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

The program organization comes from a wooden box, which includes: dormitory, bathrooms, kitchen and laundry. This volume assumes a sensitive quality, once that it seems to be fitted in the previous space. Part of the box, set to the living room, has different features, among them: hidden office opened by accordion doors, support for air conditioning, coffee machine niches, a collection of handmade ceramic dishes; and finally, the doors that give access to the private part of the apartment. 

© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

The wooden box as well as the parallel bookcase, made by metallic sheets, have the same height and are located in the longitudinal direction of the space. Together, they attach visual comfort because of their proportions and direct the visitor's gaze to the treetops outside the building.

© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

Predicting the possibility of a future baby, the living room was demarcated in a sensitive way, including distinct materiality in part of the floor, the burnt cement pigmented pink.

© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

In the kitchen, the cobogó - a king of rolled brick - filters the sunshine with its shapes producing shadows on the floor. These ones were eternally printed on the floor, with amused pink granite circles.

© Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

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Cite: "Sabá Apartment / Estúdio BRA" [Apartamento Sabá / Estúdio BRA] 10 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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