Brisa Condo / Memola Estúdio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Regardless of the gap contact with the couple of shoppers who lived in Buenos Aires when the undertaking began, our relationship was at all times one in every of full proximity. They had been conscious of our work and chosen references from our initiatives to specific their expectations for the brand new home.
On one hand, the reform ought to mirror the cosmopolitan way of life of the contractors – Brazilians who lived in a couple of metropolis overseas and met whereas dwelling exterior of Brazil. However, the invitation was to use our artistic ideas, of dwelling the brand new with the previous, of rustic or industrial with objects or programs that print delicacy to the environments. The problem was to reformulate the condo by discarding the minimal of what was already able to stay.
The scenario was that of a residence with a really vibrant lounge, though devoid of a terrace, and bedrooms accessible by an intimate wing. Additionally, the kitchen was remoted from the social space, with which it related by an space for the eating desk. The structure modifications aimed, then, at remodeling one of many bedrooms into an workplace visually built-in with the lounge, however able to being closed for privateness, and increasing the kitchen added to its higher reference to the lounge. The shoppers respect cooking and love to do it whereas preserving in contact with the dynamics of the home.
Thus, the structural alterations, demolition of partitions, and modifications in moist areas, had been concentrated within the heart of the condo, the place the lounge is adjoining to the reformulated environments to fulfill this system. A part of the intimate hall was annexed to the workplace however, in compensation, the previous wardrobe was became the social space to be able to function a sideboard for the eating desk. The previous pantry was eradicated and totally included into the fully redesigned kitchen – and we inverted the structure of the sink and basin of the bathroom to enhance the place of the doorway door within the atmosphere. Additionally, the wall that served as a backdrop to the social entrance was demolished, enlarging the opening of the kitchen to the lounge.
Guided by structural inspection, these modifications weren’t visually omitted. The concrete surfaces spotlight the unique construction – a sum of beams of various heights and never at all times aligned with one another – and the eliminated masonry is demarcated by cement strips that cross the pre-existing picket ground.
The workplace was surrounded by a set glass body, paginated in horizontal bands on the face dealing with the lounge and the one subsequent to the eating space. Thus, an attention-grabbing visible relationship is created between the atmosphere and the lounge advantages from the higher ingress of pure mild. All new inside frames observe the identical pagination logic and, glazed, collaborate for the higher luminosity of the condo. A brand new passage door was created for the bed room hall and a brand new set of home windows/doorways was created to attach the kitchen to the service space on the again.
The brand new structure is of a kitchen island, with a big countertop product of chrome steel – embedded on one aspect and supported on the opposite, on a discreet pillar product of the identical materials. To steadiness the economic language and the shortage of cupboards, a show cupboard product of demolition wooden was designed and particular care was taken within the selection of stools subsequent to the counter, whose consolation for lengthy stays was a precedence for the shoppers.
The visible neutrality of the supplies predominates, counterbalanced by the spotlight of the undertaking: the tiles. Dominantly in mild tones, they cowl lengthy surfaces – the 2 faces of the wall base between the lounge and the workplace, a number of the pillars, the in depth L-shaped countertop designed for the lounge – and have particular pagination, with the spaced insertion of items in a burnt yellow tone. Thus, coloration and graphics are added to the undertaking, giving youthfulness to the general ambiance.
The selection of all of the furnishings was a part of the undertaking, together with scattered items of mining. The repackaging of the loos was delicate however impactful, with the alternative of coatings and the redesign of cupboard doorways, and the lighting provides common mild with punctual, made by equally mining luminaires.