Project Name: VM Apartment
Architeture Office: NJ+ Associated Architects
Architects: Virginia Lopes
Year: September / 2018
Area: 93 m²
Location: Perdizes, São Paulo / SP – Brasil
Photograph: Fran Parente
Descriptions from architects NJ+ Associated Architects:
Located in Perdizes, a busy neighborhood in São Paulo, this apartment was designed to be a refuge of residents in the midst of the bustle of São Paulo.
Lovers of the minimalist style, the couple of owners asked for an apartment with as much visual integration as possible, light colors and natural textures
The central element and starting point of the project was a column between the kitchen and the living room, which could not be removed. So the solution to integrate as much space as possible, was to peel and leave the original exposed concrete structure, as well as the set of beams that design the lining of the social area. Almost all the walls were demolished and very few were rebuilt, allowing a new distribution of the rooms.
The apartment, which previously had only one bathroom, gained a master suite, an extension to the closet and a new toilet. The kitchen and the living room were fully integrated, but with solutions that are out of the ordinary. The concept of a kitchen island was transformed into to a Carrara marble dining table, that the start is aligned with the exposed concrete column.
Ahead, a long bench in Ceaserstone serves as support for this entire region. The owners, who are from the interior of São Paulo, wanted the new address to refer to the roots of their hometown, and integrate the warmth and comfort of their origins. Nildo bet on a clear palette with wooden panels and natural textures, creating an atmosphere of comfort and refuge.