The original project by Ciro Ribeiro Pereira was from 1953, so Estúdio BRA reconfigured the original floor plan of apartment in Itamarati Building, regarding the future inhabitants, for a young couple in São Paulo.
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.
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.
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.
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. Photos: Maíra Acayaba;