Homes: Apartment in São Paulo by Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi
Apartment in São Paulo by Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi
A translucent fold-up doorway separates a studio from a living room in this apartment created for a São Paulo-based illustrator who works from home.
Architects Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi reconfigured the Oscar Freire apartment to create a more light and open space suited to both living and working.
Previously occupied by a family, the flat had become run-down, with many partitions that blocked light. The architects restored its features, like herringbone parquet flooring, and removed walls to create an open-plan space containing a kitchen, lounge and studio.
Between the studio and the living room, a see-through folding door offers the illustrator privacy when needed, without obstructing light.
White-painted walls complement the wooden flooring in the the studio and the living area. The spaces are decorated with the illustrator's designs, as well as an eclectic mix of furniture and plants.
In the living area, a concrete bench runs the full width of the room at one end, while a long dining table acts as a division between this space and the kitchen.
The kitchen features pinewood cabinets with white and pink doorways, as well a blackboard that covers one wall. There is also a small open pantry that is painted turquoise.
The master bedroom and a walk-in closet, which was formerly a maid's bedroom, sit at the other end of the apartment. These are also connected to the two bathrooms and a laundry room.