Joaquim Antunes Apartment / Tria Arquitetura

- Advertisement -

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura

What could have been an obstacle was the solution found by the architects Sarah Bonanno and Marina Cardoso de Almeida, principals of Tria Arquitetura, from Brazil, for the project to renovate the Joaquim Antunes apartment in São Paulo. The concrete structural walls were peeled by the architects and carried a perfect balance between construction and interiors, marked by the use of shades of gray, blue and mustard.

With 110m², this was the first renovation of the property since its construction in the 70’s. The architectural party, according to the architects, came with the confirmation that the structural walls would need to remain. So the goal was to change the layout, but not radicalize.

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 1

In the new layout, the service area becamesmaller and gave way to a home office, integrated to the intimate area of the apartment. The kitchen was also integrated into the dining room and living room. In the intimate area, the two bedrooms were kept, but one of them gave space to the TV room of the young couple.

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 2

To soften the existence of the concrete, the architects chose to use colors in neutral and complementary tones. In the kitchen, they used coatings that also appear in other areas so that there would not be an aesthetic break and that it would be a continuation of the dining room. In the social and intimate area the original wooden taco floor was maintained, but underwent a restoration. In addition, all electrical and hydraulic parts have also been restored.

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 3

The quest for balance was the great guide of this project. If the decoration was done in dark tones, the result would be something rough and heavy, which was not the customer’s goal. Therefore, despite the concrete element, the cabinet and furniture followed the same soft language in all spaces. Lots of wood, carpentry in pastel colors and furniture in mustard and woody colors brought the desired smoothness to the project.

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 4The apartment also has three bathrooms – two bathrooms and a toilet (all of which have also been changed). One of them had the entire covered bath area on a wooden deck, giving a modern and cozy touch to the environment.

Architects: Tria Arquitetura
Project: Joaquim Antunes Apartment
Area: 110 m2
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Photography: Julia Ribeiro

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 5

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 6

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 7

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 8

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 9

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 10

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 15

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 11

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 12

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 13

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 16

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 17

Joaquim Antunes Apartment by Tria Arquitetura 14

- Advertisement -

Prefab Off-Grid House Located at an Altitude of 1,500 Meters

Laid out over the valley, at an altitude of 1,500 meters, this prefab off-grid house has a strong relationship with the local nature, abundant throughout most of the year.

Tree Trunk Kitchen: combination between nature and technology, by Werkhaus

Cooking is part of our life. Either for passion or need, every day, we spent at least half an hour in our kitchen. Tree...

Two story loft with a fresh new look conceived by ZeroEnergy Design

ZeroEnergy Design have designed this two story loft for a young family in Boston, Massachusetts. Description by ZeroEnergy Design:  A young couple starting a family in...

Voisin Organique Restaurant & Lounge / Various Associates

Situated in Upper Hills, Futian District, Shenzhen, Voisin Organique is a farm-to-table restaurant features contemporary Chinese cuisine. The restaurant draws on classic aesthetics, uses ingredients grown in its ECOCERT-certified farm

Outward Bound, a Renovated Waterfront Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Outward Bound, a recently renovated waterfront retreat located on Orcas Island in Washington State designed by the Seattle-based firm Heliotrope Architects. In updating the interior and exterior, the design firm opened up the home to scenic water and mountain views beyond which had been previously closed off.

Apartment Salvatori in Milan / Elisa Ossino Studio

The classic nature of the apartment Salvatori, with its standout features such as the fireplace and original Terrazzo floors, has taken on a new vibrancy as a result of the colour palette chosen by Elisa, in which strong tones in a variety of declinations play off each other.

Ciel 10 House / Retro+Fit Design

Designed by Retro+Fit Design, Ciel 10 House is a dramatic mountain home that captures views of downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond....

Studio House in Melbourne / Zen Architects

Like many of our clients their needs change over time with more space often needed in the short term than their homes can provide. Our solution was to provide a flexible, multi-purpose studio house requiring very little land.

Twin Peaks House Built on the Bones of a 1970s Home by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Built on the bones of a solid 1970s Rose Bay home with an existing single roof ridge to the front and a substantial addition to the rear under a new second roof ridge; these design elements are the aspects that differentiate this new Twin Peaks from the original, Queen Anne, gabled Twin Peaks house.

Good Haus – Zero Net Energy Home by Atmosphere Design Build

The Good Haus celebrates the intersection between design and performance – and seeks to be an example of a “good house”. The house is the family home of principals Mela Breen and David Good (designer and builder)

Lluvia House in Mexico City / Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Lluvia house is a single-family residence located in Jardines del Pedregal, in southern Mexico City. The site is between neighboring constructions in a residential area.