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Urban Refuge Apartment in São Paulo

4 Nov 2020

SM Apartment

Design: Rua 141 Arquitetura

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

SM Apartment SP Urban Refuge

The idea of improving different environments guided the design of Rua 141 at SM Apartment, in São Paulo (Brazil). The 180m² apartment, which had underused spaces, is the home of a couple who likes to have friends over.

SM Apartment SP Urban Refuge

“We have transformed the apartment into an urban haven. We have chosen not to integrate the internal and external areas. Therefore, we have explored the balcony with elements from the outside area, creating an atmosphere with freshness and elegance. The memory of this space has started to permeate the entire apartment”, says Mona Singal, who runs Rua 141.

SM Apartment SP Urban Refuge

Green walls have been created and have become the protagonists of the terrace. Each one has an independent automated irrigation system. The cumaru wooden deck designs the floor, the landscaping has brought nature closer and the two large curved benches warmly welcome people. Different materials and textures have been explored, such as metal and stone, in the terrace shelves.

SM Apartment SP Urban Refuge

The main challenge was about the layout of the terrace, which is curved. “We took advantage of this geometry and designed the benches following the terrace shape. The largest bench is 4m long made in natural freijó wood, accompanied by handmade cushions and blankets. For both terraces, we have created the same style so that it looks like a single environment, avoiding fragmented spaces ” according to Mona Singal.

The barbeque space, which was rarely used, now has got new meaning. We have created a bookcase with niches that received Brazilian design pieces. This space invites visitors to relax in the terrace near nature.

SM Apartment SP Urban Refuge

The toilet has got more personality with an industrial style, using burned cement on the walls and black fixtures. The highlight is the Ostra wall light by 80e8 Design, made exclusively for Itens store. “Ostra wall light has brought a little poetry to the toilet, which has a thin and delicate metallic shell, and allows the opening and closing movement as if to protect the inner pearl represented by the globe of light”, completes the architect.

For the master suite, a neutral palette was chosen to bring coziness. The headboard upholstered in suede, the knitted cushions and master knitted blanket, the built in bed side tables in wood has brought texture and sophistication to the environment. The room has got personality with Brazilian design pieces, the photograph above the headboard is almost a window to nature, and the table lamp, Balancinha, designed by Tiago Curioni, has provided light and movement.

In the master bathroom, natural materials were used to bring texture and freshness, such as hijau volcanic stone on the shower area walls and in the wall to wall niche, and freijó wood in the cabinet.

SM Apartment SP Urban Refuge

Urban Refuge Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil – Building Information

Architecture: Rua 141 Arquitetura

Arquitetura I Design and Production:
Area: 180 sqm
Year: 2020
Photography: Julia Ribeiro

Headboard fabric – JRJ fabrics
Carpentry – Raimundo Marcenaria
Landscaping – Sap
Deck – RB floors
Marble – Progetto Marmo
Box coating – Palimanan
Burnt cement – Protecnica
Crockery and Metals – Deca
Vase on the bookcase – Paulo Goldstein
Objects on the shelf, terrace, toilet, and bathroom – Dpot Objeto
Coffee table – Designer Gustavo Dias – Dpot Objeto
Pillows and blankets – Srta. Galante
Balancinha Table Lamp / Suite – Tiago Curioni
Oyster Lavatory Lamp – 80e8 Design at Itens
Picture – Artshot

SM Apartment SP Urban Refuge

Photography: Julia Ribeiro

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