Loft in Itaim was designed by studio FGMF Arquitetos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The architects’ first priority was the demolition of the walls to create a more free flowing space and to gain further emphasis on the 1,742 square foot (162 square meters) apartment’s greatest asset, the double height ceiling and large windows. In order to gain a feeling of spatiality and organize the books, the studio created a large bookshelf that spans the entire living room, which creates an open and integrated kitchen space and ends in the entrance hall.
The furnishings became the most striking element of this project, creating references of the loft’s entire spatial organization. The project’s covering was subordinated to the bookshelf – the ebonized floor, the white face-brick walls, the ceiling with apparent concrete. The lighting was resolved through a large overhead track that may be regulated as needed and results in direct and indirect lighting.
The works of art collection is exposed on all possible walls and little gems can be found amidst the decor, such as a small Jeff Koons semi-hidden on the acrylic coffee table.
The contemporary furniture, such as the exclusively designed sofa and the Campana brothers’ armchair, is placed with pre-existent antique family furniture. The set forms a place where the family aesthetics transpires and invades the visitor, from its spatiality to little findings placed on the bookshelf.
Photos: Fran Parente