The young couple with a little girl searched the office to help renovate their new apartment. The family’s proposal was to modernize the space, the new program would not need the service room, nor one of the original 3 bedrooms, but it should include a suite, a home office space and a more social kitchen.
▼项目概览，Preview © Júlia Tótoli
▼改造前后平面图对比，original plan & project plan © Júlia Tótoli
Therefore, the key point of the project was to transform the living room by adding a part of both, the kitchen and one of the old bedrooms, thus gaining ample and flexible space. In this environment are the functions of living, dining, cinema, office and kitchen. The division of the rooms is demarcated by the columns and concrete beams now exposed during the construction process. To house the voluminous library of the couple, both academics, two fixed structures were proposed: shelves above the office bench and niches under the concrete bench built along the main window.
▼主起居空间变得更加开放和灵活，the living room has become open and flexible © Júlia Tótoli
▼客厅，living room © Júlia Tótoli
▼客厅细节，detailed view © Júlia Tótoli
▼主窗混凝土长椅下方增加了嵌入式收纳空间，niches were added under the concrete bench built along the main window © Júlia Tótoli
▼从客厅望向办公区，view towards the office area from the living room © Júlia Tótoli
▼办公桌上方设置了书架，shelves above the office bench © Júlia Tótoli
The result is a room with few fixed elements, which provides flexibility of uses, including the possibility of projecting movies on the white wall, the use in a sitting format without a TV, and the use of dinner for more people.
▼厨房，kitchen © Júlia Tótoli
▼开敞的餐厨区域可以同时为更多人服务 © Júlia Tótoli
the open kitchen area can be used for more people
▼厨房内部空间，kitchen internal space © Júlia Tótoli
Positioned on the rear façade, the wetted part of the project was optimized and included the complete overhaul of the hydraulic and electrical installations. The reorganization of the plant housed two practically identical bathrooms, one facing the living room, the other facing the suite. The laundry room new location, behind the kitchen, freed the view of the cobogó from the living room, providing direct cross ventilation throughout the social area.
▼从客厅望向镂空屏墙 © Júlia Tótoli
the view of the cobogó from the living room
▼洗衣房，laundry © Júlia Tótoli
The choice made for the materials was both for the aesthetic issue, a search for more natural elements, preferred by the residents, as for the feasibility of the work. The decision then was to limit the number of coverings and enhance those already existing in the space, such as the concrete of the structures, the cobogós on the façade and the hardwood flooring, in Brazilian Peroba Rosa wood, which gives the apartment its name.
▼儿童房，the daughter’s room © Júlia Tótoli
▼主卧套间，the suite © Júlia Tótoli
▼卧室细节，interior detailed view © Júlia Tótoli
▼浴室，bathroom © Júlia Tótoli
LOCATION: Asa Sul, Brasília/DF
YEAR: project 2020; construction 2021
AUTHORS: Pedro Grilo, Isabela Bandeira
TEAM: Rayan Sant’anna, Julia Coutinho, Lorena Freitas
EDITORIAL: Sarah Almeida
PHOTOGRAPHY: Júlia Tótoli
Master builder: João
Marbles: WS Marmoraria
Carpentry: Antunes Armários
Frames – Casa dos Vidros
Sawmill: Francisco Dias
Wood Floor Restoration – Antônio
Floor – Tozetti
Furniture – Vintage