Project: RBI Apartment
Architects: Coletivo Arquitetos / Cesar Coppola and Daniela Coppola
Team: Ana Maria Florio, Eliane Sanzone
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Area: 416 m2 / 4478 sq. ft
Light Designer: Studio Iluz
Photo credits: Ruy Teixeira
Two parallel white planes, that break the boundary between the interior and exterior space, were the starting point for the reorganization of this residence.
The space includes the living room and delimits the wooden ceiling that runs along the main axis of the RBI apartment. The ceiling design was created to solve an interference of the existing structure and to increase the height of the ceiling.
The ceiling, the wine cellar and the floating wooden bench that frames the layout of the living room, all take advantage of the interferences of the structure.
As a counterpoint to the main room, the dining room and the home theatre, essentially white and with a lower ceiling height, appear as subtractions when opening the sliding doors.
Reflective materials such as polished stainless steel and mirrors were used in the new washroom.
The kitchen was enlarged to meet the demand of the new resident, as well as to make room for a silverware and linen room.
The central part of the RBI apartment was covered by white slats of wood in different widths, and extends into an intimate area where a space for the family has been created.
In the reconfiguration of the intimate space, the couple’s master bedroom was prioritized, where a bathroom was integrated into the dressing space. A central Calacatta marble countertop and hanging mirrors separate the rooms which are covered with oak wood. Milky glass was used in the showers to allow for natural light to enter the space.
The lighting was designed to emphasize the project as well as bring to life the artworks displayed throughout the RBI apartment.