Clean lines and loft vibe defines Sao Paulo apartment designed by Nildo José Architects
The client, a young businessman with a passion for Brazilian modernism, vibe of NYC’s cosmopolitan lofts and clean lines, approached Nildo José Architects to create the interior of his home in Sao Paulo.
“The expectation of the client was to have an address that told the stories accumulated in his luggage, but that mixed current references in a young and elegant atmosphere. When you open the apartment door, the first thing you see is a kind of time tunnel. The foyer lined with ivory-zigzag and sucupira paged clubs was created with the clubs of the centennial house of the resident’s grandparents in Fortaleza, where his father grew up and was to be demolished. Further on is the kitchen, created from the family’s grocery store, which after a few years has turned into a large wheat chain food factory. It was thinking about the grocery store from the beginning that came the conception of the shelf of 5.40m, where are jars of flour and pasta. Everything is achieved there as in the old neighborhood sales. Already in the living, a shelf of field peroba that is left of the grandparents’ second house and, on the balcony, the seriguela foot, in bloom, speak more about the northeastern roots. On the second floor, a glass mezzanine was created that became a home office, accessed by a lean spiral staircase. This space maintains the height of the ceiling, allowing natural light to reach the intimate area. The room, in the original floor plan, had a closed, stuffy bathroom, which caused some discomfort. We then made a black frame with glass, another element with industrial references, which yielded a lighter space. The look of the loft is clean, but it has personality,” explains Nildo José
- Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Size: 1,440 square feet
- Design: Nildo José Architects
- Photos: Denilson Machado – MCA Studio