Belonging to the third generation of the same family, Casa Piraja in the city of Sao Paulo was renovated to receive the new residents, a young couple and their dog. The overly compartmentalized spaces with low lighting and low ceiling did not meet expectations.
The Estudio BRA was founded in 2012 by André Di Gregorio and Rodrigo Maçonilio, architects and urban planners from the Faculdade Belas Artes de São Paulo.
André and Rodrigo consolidate at Estudio BRA his comprehensive and multidisciplinary vision of architecture, which, always open to partnerships and collaborations, moves from the residential scale to the questions of the great metropolis. The studio is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
The project is a renovation for a 38 sqm apartment in a newly built building in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Because it was a limited space, the tall furniture had to be concentrated. It was decided to join all the items that could generate visual barriers in blocks and lean them against the few walls of the single dormitory apartment
This Guaruja flat is the new address of a retired couple on the coast of São Paulo. The architectural intervention in the existing space was based on the decompartmentalization of the environments that were once fragmented did not represents the lifestyle of the residents.