Posted by switch-smith at 7:32 PM . Thursday, September 16, 2010
A beautiful renovation by Piratininga Arquitetos Associados, of an 1952 apartment by legendary Brazilian architect Abelardo de Souza.
"This apartment was designed for a trader who shares it with his son, and the project was carried out bearing in mind the fact that the residence is for two men, each of them occupying a part of it, in the ends of the floor. The apartment was reconfigured entirely; the son’s sector corresponds to the former utility area and the father’s area occupies the former bedrooms. In the social area, a volume built in concrete panels structures the equipment storage, pantry, library, refrigerators, television sets, restrooms and others. The original solution in the window openings was integrated to the new projected occupancy, creating unusual spatial relations, also internally and externally."
Some classic 20th Century design compliments the interior, including a pair of Eames Time Life Lobby Chairs flanking an Eero Saarinen black Tulip table, and a superb rosewood and leather Sheriff lounge chair by Sergio Rodrigues.
Photos by Maíra Acayaba, via arch daily.