Ninho loft by Nildo José Architects fuels your creative side
Young talented Brazilian studio Nildo José Architects created “Ninho,” the loft which was presented at the occasion of CASACOR São Paulo 2018, one of the most significant events of architecture and design in Americas.
“’Each time I redo myself, I am more whole in pieces,’ – this phrase, by artist Hildebranda, served as a party for Nildo José. Reflecting on the impact of these words on his life and the meaning of reconstruction, the architect realized that the role of the house also interferes in stimulating the sensations, which are responsible for providing this inner reunion. Starting from this look, Nildo idealized the loft NINHO, an affective welcoming space, to embrace, bring comfort through the senses and also touch the soul of those who visit the space. The space is divided into three areas with distinct functions: kitchen, social and intimate. A common point between the spaces is Oscar Onno Paris’s European Oak flooring, applied to the floor, wall and ceiling, which surrounds all and reinforces the feeling of welcome. The kitchen, subdivided into three actions: doing, eating / drinking and reading, employs a contemporary trend of ‘living kitchen’. The action is done by a single five meter bench, supplied by Caesarstone, and Dell Anno internal cabinets and accessories, where all the cooking activities are organized. In the cabinets, a distinctive finish from the company – a German high-tech metallized surface: a polymer made of vacuum-vaporized copper particles on the material surface, resulting in a corrosion and impact resistant coating that lends a touch to more of sophistication to space. The “eating / drinking” of the environment happens by an organic table of white resin, designed by the office especially for the project, where on one side is the dining room and on the other a bar. The highlight is the Almeida chairs, designed exclusively for the project by the renowned designer Etel Carmona, together with the architect, who named the piece with a surname in common. Finally, the reading part was incorporated with the original frames where there is a Brazilian marble portico coming from Espírito Santo, which fits in the library. Advancing the space is the social sector, where the living is and also its interconnected subdivisions: collecting, gathering and interacting. The sofa, made by Saccaro, Oscar Niemeyer’s Alta armchairs by Etel interiors, the Potence by Jean Prouve lamp, Scapinellis Armchairs, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec side tables for Vitra and Febo armchair by BB Italia, reinforce the office’s intention in form a cosmopolitan décor, with pieces of different origins and moments. Finally, the intimate area, located in front of the living room and inside a large mezzanine box, covered by Atlas Ceramics, also subdivided into three actions: sleeping, bathing and meditating, consisting of bedroom, bathroom and the garden terrace (one of the guidelines of world modernism), with Bia Abreu’s landscaping, was rethought to prioritize the dweller’s meditation and disconnection. The development of the project comes from an attempt to perceive the new ways of using the spaces and the new habits present in the daily life of the contemporary individual, aiming to stimulate human relations through environments that contribute to well-being, prioritizing people, their truths, their experiences, actions and emotions in order to create welcoming atmospheres where everything happens. Spaces capable of creating and awakening memories, which embrace the soul, and which complete its residents, becoming true nests,” explained Nildo José Architects