Four years ago the clients hired Studio Guilherme Torres to develop an interior design for an apartment off the plan. A few months passed and the family grew. With the development of the project the space proved to be far below the expectations of what was needed, and the opportunity to buy a house in Sao Paulo arose. The original house, possibly from the late 1950s, presented a mix of styles, arising from successive extensions and renovations, but had the ideal location. Then an ambitious renovation project began, which reconfigured all spaces and construction.
Some points of distribution of the house were maintained as a garage and services at the front, as well as the stair position. Others have been completely reconfigured as the living room, which is now completely open to the back of the site, where the pool and lounge area have been repositioned. During the initial demolition phase, it was found that many structures were precarious, which ended up generating a completely new structural project, as well as all the other facilities, which were redone from scratch.
A request from the owner was that the house must be extremely bright, with as many openings as possible and with materials that reflect natural light. For this, the use of minimalist aluminum and glass frames, white marble Paraná was explored throughout the ground floor, and some walls in raw travertine, a material chosen for the entire external area. Pivoting doors and walls that hide openings and cabinets were covered in Accoya, an extremely resistant Scandinavian pine that has a naturally grayish hue.
the house ended up with a rooftop that was completely destined as a space for the three children. The children’s furniture that includes, in addition to cabinets, a drying rack with a swimming pool, stage, climbing walls, running track!