Designed by David Ito Arquitetura, this 260-square-meter apartment in São Paulo was renovated to maximize open spaces and natural light, creating a new generous area for entertaining. The AML Apartment is located in the Brazilian city’s Brooklin neighborhood, in a tower that offers expansive views over the vast metropolis.
“Meeting the residents’ desire to obtain large spaces in a light atmosphere, using delicate colors, this project seeks to value two important characteristics of the apartment: its great natural light and its large social area,” said the team.
The interior now boasts a large social area to include the living, dining, and television rooms that benefit from the wide expanse of windows. Those spaces connect to the kitchen and terrace, making it easy to entertain family and friends when they’re over.
The 12-meter long ripped panel acts as a backdrop for all the social area. The hinged doors are camouflaged in the same panel, connecting the kitchen, the dining room and the door that gives access to the intimate area of the apartment, sheltering the entire wooden-clad entrance hall.
The predominance of white walls, slatted panel, metal shelves, ceramics, Corian countertops, curtains and the furniture, favored the optimal distribution of natural light, allowing the artificial lighting to be practically all indirect.
The white surfaces are differentiated by their textures and reflections, and together with all the wood used, they form the ideal base to receive the desired colors. The way the lighting was designed enabled the absence of ceiling plaster in the rooms and bedrooms. Providing clear environments that have a higher ceiling and no points of light that pollute visually.
The colorful environment in the apartment enhances the national culture, using traditional elements such as the tile and the ceramic panel signed by the artist Alexandre Mancini. Furniture across the residence is a mix of mid-century and contemporary – from dining chairs designed by Danish modernist Hans J Wegner to lighting fixtures by Samuel Wilkinson.
“The identity of the social area permeates the intimate wing, emphasizing the furniture for underwear in the closet, which has small colorful pivot doors alluding to the magic cube,” said David Ito Arquitetura.
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