Architects: Couto Arquitetura
Location: Itaim, Sao Paolo – SP - Brazil
Architect in Charge : Marcelo Couto
Architect Team: Luciana Mass, Marina Budib
Project Year: 2015
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba
Woodwork: Luan Movelaria / Chile Marcenaria
Glazzing : Arvitec
WORDS FROM THE ARCHITECT:
Apartment restructuring in an icon building of the Paulista Modern Architecture, built in 1964 by Rino Levi architect.
To meet the owners demands and recover with a contemporary language the original architecture, the architect Marcelo Couto upgraded the facilities, plants, finishings, highlighting the importance of the existing structural elements as also the internal garden. Its structure is defined by a longitudinal axis and peripheral pillars releasing the plant for more flexibility in the layout as a complete change of bathrooms positioning that previously had artificial lighting and ventilation with a ventilation shaft.
With the demolition of a room it was possible to increase the living area and to open the kitchen for an integration with the TV room.
The use of fair-faced concrete reinforces the originality of existing and gives contemporary to the restructuring project.