The Paulista Avenue residence in SÃƒÂ£o Paulo, Brazil 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 is a refurbishment of a modern classic, updated by the architecture group Piratininga Arquitetos Associados. The private rooms are locked away in the back, the sonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sector corresponds to the former utility area and the fatherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s area occupies the former bedrooms. The entertainment section of the home features an open loft floor plan and wide, unrestricted views of the Sao Paulo streets.
In the social area, a volume built in concrete panels houses 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. The original project dates back to 1952, by Architect Abelardo de Souza, one of the icons of the modernist movement in Brazil.
Photos: Maira Acayaba