Located in the Barra Funda neighborhood in São Paulo, the apartment RR was designed for a couple without children. Our main goal was to attend the needs of the program and the place, trying to find the best solutions, making the necessary adjustments. There was some inconsistency between the initial information we received from the construction company and what was actually built there. So, when the construction started it was necessary to redesign some parts of the project according to reality. These changes had to be re-approved by the clients, which always ends up generating some frustration, as the first solution usually creates an initial passion.
▼项目概览，overall of the project © Ricardo Bassetti
The structure existent from the building didn’t allow us to make big changes on the floor plan, so the position of the rooms was kept. We changed the circulation area and the access to the rooms and integrated the kitchen with the living room, which was a client’s request. Furthermore, the balcony is also integrated in the commune area, but at the same time, the curved format creates a visual distinction of this place.
▼平面图，plan © Pascali Semerdjian Architects
There are some special elements in the project that came up during the development of the floor plan. Some of these elements are highlighted with curves, for example the barbecue balcony. This element internally is coated in wood and at the same time, painted in white in the living room, almost as if there is a core and a shell. Another important element is the wooden shelf, over the kitchen; this plan was conceived as a support for objects but also projects indirect lights into the kitchen.
▼曲线的形式创造出阳台与公共生活区之间的视觉区分，the curved format creates a visual distinction of this place © Ricardo Bassetti
The wooden finish in the balcony area contrasts with the white walls of the living room © Ricardo Bassetti
▼厨房上方的木制吊顶，the wooden shelf over the kitchen © Ricardo Bassetti
This same concept appears in the cabinets close to the kitchen; a wooden corner pops up from the curve of a white plan. The apartment was built in a very conventional way for us in São Paulo: brick walls, lining of plaster, etc. The porcelain applied on the entire floor of the apartment wasn’t a request from the client in the beginning, but was the best option we found to attend to what they were looking for: hard flooring, optimal cost/benefit, easy to clean and in the future won’t present any cracks. Also, all the painting was made with a white micro-textured ink, and the carpentry used Freijó wood.
▼客厅，the living room © Ricardo Bassetti
▼白色饰面被弧线所切割，显露出橱柜顶部木制的一角，a wooden corner pops up from the curve of a white plan © Ricardo Bassetti
▼橱柜细部，detail of the cabinets © Ricardo Bassetti
The client also requested us to bring some color to the project in an unusual and surprising way. With this in mind, we designed the ceiling of the couple’s bathroom, painted with pink ink, and with slightly rounded corners. And to give the idea that the pink ink flowed thru the wall between the tiles, we also choose pink tile grout.
▼卧室，the bedroom © Ricardo Bassetti
▼主卧浴室，the couple’s bathroom © Ricardo Bassetti
▼浴室细部，detail of the bathroom © Ricardo Bassetti