São Paulo based Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos has recently designed this 70 sqm apartment for a young couple, consists basically of a unique volume of “Pau Ferro” wood that houses almost all the functional spaces of the apartment, sectorizing the spaces and organizing the circulations.
The sleeping area can be hidden or revealed by the curtain, whose function is to separate the private spaces from the social spaces in a non-rigid way, which can happen according to necessities and occasions.
Out of the wood volume, we have the kitchen, dining room and living room. The floor of the whole apartment is in yellow epoxy paint. The kitchen is made of stainless steel in a wine painted color and the wall behind the countertop is lined with decorative tiles.
Because of an extensive program within a small area, the design team has sought maximum optimization of the spaces by designing practically all the furnishings of the apartment: sofa, dining table, bed, nightstand, and headboard. Even the dog house was included in the woodwork design.
The sofa hugs the pillar and thanks to its movable backs, users can lie down comfortably to watch television or sit facing the dining room.
The palette of colors and materials of the project was carefully chosen so that there was no conflict between them but at the same time to give personality to the project since Domingos Pascali and Sarkis Semerdjian didn´t want to have a monochromatic space.