Situated in a 1962 constructing in São Paulo, the Terrace Residence is designed for contemporary instances by Estudio Guto Requena. The Brazilian agency redesigned the condominium into one crammed with versatile and reconfigurable areas that adapt for various makes use of. To satisfy the proprietor’s request of getting a balcony in a constructing with out them, they remodeled the entire condominium to really feel like an indoor/out of doors area with vegetation all through, even hanging from the ceiling.
Together with the bodily transformation, the designers included new digital applied sciences, like a home administration system that may be managed through smartphone, sensible keypads, or voice instructions. All the things from entry to the condominium, lighting, irrigation, audio/video, curtains, and so on. is automated for comfort.
The kitchen is entry by way of giant pivoting doorways that may both open the 2 areas up or hold them separate.
Every room incorporates biophilic design with an array of vegetation in every area. Along with vegetation cascading down from the hanging pot rack and within the home windows within the kitchen, a tiled plant mattress with herbs resides within the nook.
A two-sided couch creates two sitting areas in the primary lounge. Alongside the window aspect of the area is a wide range of potted and hanging vegetation, whereas on the opposite aspect, a suspended plant field homes greenery that spreads throughout the ceiling over the residing area. The quantity and number of vegetation creates a particular microclimate which helps cut back excessive temperatures and improves air high quality.
In the lounge, a projector and 120″ display screen doubles as a workspace assembly room with built-in digital camera and microphone for work calls. When used for pleasure, the wall acts as a digital gallery displaying NFTs the residents personal. On get together days, a few of the furnishings strikes to create a dance flooring with reactive audio lighting connected to the planter packing containers.
The furnishings are an eclectic combine from iconic designers, comparable to Maarten Baas, Antonio Citterio, Yrjo Kukkapuro, Le Corbusier, Jasper Morrison, and Frank Gehry, together with famous Brazilian designers, together with Sérgio Rodrigues, Jean Gillon, Irmãos Campana, Zanine Caldas, and Lina Bo Bardi, and eventually up-and-coming Brazilian designers, like Guilherme Wentz, Ronald Sasson, Daniel Jorge, Lucas Neves, Carol Homosexual, Jacqueline Terpins, Ovo Design, PAX Arq, and Alva Design. To high issues off, the architects, Estudio Guto Requena, created a variety of items used within the design.
A versatile flooring plan permits for the lounge, eating room, workplace, and bed room areas, that are all aligned, to be all open to one another, all closed off, or a mixture as desired for the day’s actions. Acoustic glass sliding doorways and automatic curtains part off the areas when needing extra privateness.
To enrich the wood panels on the outside for the constructing, the agency acquired authentic drawings from the Botti and Rubin workplace, the unique designers of the constructing. They scanned them and with the assistance of algorithms, they have been capable of recreate the graphic sample on wooden surfaces on the inside. The patterned wooden surfaces mark transitions the place areas go from the general public areas to the extra non-public ones.
A flex area in between the eating room and bed room acts as a house workplace and seating space. An elongated desk and lamp, which pivot, are made out of the previous wooden floors faraway from the condominium. The setup permits for higher views out the window or for DJs that play at their events.
The primary bed room may be closed off for privateness or watching films on the projector.
Extra pivoting, patterned wooden doorways open the primary bed room as much as the closet and toilet.
Images by Maíra Acayaba.