© Maíra Acayaba

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  • Architects: AR Arquitetos
  • Location: R. Caconde – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area: 96.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Maíra Acayaba
  • Authors: Marina Acayaba, Juan Pablo Rosenberg
  • Team: Andrea Helou
  • Engineer: Carlos Nakazato

© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba

From the architect. After the removal of all internal divisions from the original plan to a complete restructuring of layout, the project aimed to create a large and fluid space, taking advantage of the natural lighting conditions. With only one bedroom needed, the rearrangement was made as to prioritize the living room area. Therefore, a single volume was created, being able to solve all issues of the building’s system.


Floor Plan

Floor Plan

The big white volume concentrates de spaces that serve the apartment, articulating the program. With each door opening, its interior reveals monochromatic spaces – each one with a different color – coated in hydraulic tiles, which hold different uses: the suite’s bathroom, toilet, kitchen, service area and pantry.


© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba


© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba

The served rooms – bedroom and living room –separated by a wooden panel constitute a sort of wrap for this hydraulic core, where the white floor, ceiling and walls emphasize the apparent concrete from the structure. This allows us to identify the original floor plan from the 70s. Still on the living room, the same wood table, with six meters long, is able to be used both as dining table and office table, with no need for a separation between these them.


© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba


© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba