This 291-Sq.-Foot Brazilian House Was Impressed By Greece

This 291-Sq.-Foot Brazilian House Was Impressed By Greece

The proprietor of this small pied-à-terre works within the artwork world and lives in São Paulo, however she travels incessantly to Rio de Janeiro and was shortly received over by an residence positioned just some steps from Ipanema’s seaside. 

Though the house was proper subsequent to the equally well-known Copacabana seaside, the proprietor dreamt of Greece, and particularly the islands of the Aegean. With a house that evokes Santorini as her aim, she contacted the architects Mariana Teixeira and Pedro Pantoja, of Bric Arquitetura, to have them to undertake a complete renovation undertaking. “The proprietor wished a totally new inside—one which referred to the Greek islands,” say the architects. “Past that course, she gave us carte blanche to make her want come true.”

Massive storage items separate the bed room and front room from the kitchen. 

André Nazareth

The architects’ first transfer was to take away a wall that had divided the residence in two and restore it to its authentic open studio plan. The kitchen, front room, and sleeping space are visually differentiated however by maintaining all of them open, the residence feels extra spacious, with extra fluid circulation and a logical distribution of the totally different areas. In an effort to keep inside a good finances, the architects used white concrete to create extensive and open built-in installations as a substitute of buying cupboards. A partial-height room divider with cabinets separates the kitchen and the sleeping space, with storage on the bed room aspect. “The kitchen was designed to comprise the cooking, washing, and air-con capabilities in a small house. The bed room partition accommodates giant storage compartments that may be closed, if the proprietor needs,” clarify the architects.

A shelf made with present parquet flooring within the residence (widespread in lots of older Rio de Janeiro houses) runs alongside one wall, from the entryway to a settee. Measuring nearly 20 toes, the shelf serves to unify the totally different areas of the house like a standard thread, and feels just like the spine of the residence, because it capabilities as a desk, desk, and console. One other unifying aspect, which evokes the Greek islands beloved by the proprietor, is offered by the flooring, partitions, and installations, all made from white masonry. Their textures differ relying on their supposed use—some surfaces are porous and non-slip, whereas others are polished and clean for simpler upkeep.