The SC Apartment is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it was designed for an Art and Design Collector who doesn´t intend to live there : it´s a space only for hosting parties with close friends.
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Project Start: 07/2015
Construction Start: 04/2017
Project Finish: 12/2017
Site Area:108.22 m²
Project Type: Apartment retrofit
Architecture: Pascali Semerdjian Architect
Team: Domingos Pascali e Sarkis Semerdjian, Linda Matolli, Bruna Fehr
Interior: Pascali Semerdjian
Produção: Victor Corrêa – VC ARTWORK
Contractor: JPB engenharia
Lighting: La Lampe
Metal Works: Star Inox – lighting structure and panels
Carpenter: Móveis Russo
Florring: Granidutra (living room, dining room, restroom and Suite)
Marble: Mont Blanc
Curtains and Blinds: Arthur Decor
Photography: Ricardo Bassetti
Furnitures: Chairs, dining room: Vitra (STANDARD SP – design by Juan Prouvé)
Dining Table: Ovo (2.88 – design by Luciana Martins e Gerson de Oliveira)
Suspension lamp, dining room: Moooi ( Raimond – design by Raimond Puts)
Paiting ,dining room: Artist- Jesús Rafael Soto
Table, living room: Moroso (Nendo – design by Studio Nendo)
Armchair, living room: Diesel and Moroso (Overdyed lounge chair – design by Diesel creative team)
Sofa: Vitra ( Soft Modular sofa – design by Jasper Morrison, 2016)
Vase, living room: Ovo (Grau – design by Luciana Martins and Gerson de Oliveira)
Side tables, living room: Vitra ( Occasional low table – design by Jasper Morrison,
Side tables, living room: Vitra ( Metal side table – design by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, 2004)
Paiting, living room: Artist – Macaparana
Grenade, living room: Artist Mauro Perucchetti
Chairs, balcony: Vitra ( Belleville armchair – desgin by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec,
Works, restroom: Artist – Gonçalo Ivo
Armchair,suite: Moroso (Silver Lake – design by Patricia Urquiola)
Painting, suite: Artist – Os Gemeos
Lamp, suite (Ani Lamp – Design by Pascali Semerdjian architects)
Photographs, suite: Artist – Ken Russell
Chair, work space: Vitra ( Softshell chair – design by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec,
The most special element of this project, besides it´s unusual material palette, is the wood grid ceiling that not only brings warmth to the environment but also provides all the indirect lighting of the living room. For optimizing and turning the light effect more dramatic, we decided to make all the concrete structure of the ceiling visible, along with a few of the apartment walls. All the flooring of the apartment was made in “granilite”, that is a polished mix of concrete and small stones.
Another strong element in the project is the perforated stainless steel sheet panel
recesses all the apartment doors that leads to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It
was designed so all the doors were perfectly aligned with the panels. Behind the
perforated metal sheet panel, there are milky acrylic boards for visual and acoustic
isolation of the doors.
We also designed the wood board that runs along all the living room, hosting a metal box that works as a bar and the dinner counter. The board has an unusual design, with several wooden feet, like a caterpillar.
We also managed to recess the sliding glass windows that separates the living room and the balcony, connecting completely both spaces.
The bedroom is integrated with the closet and working space not only because they are in the same space, but because they are connected by the same wood panel that “runs” along all the walls : it starts as headboard, turns into closet and ends as the working table. The nightstands, also designed by the studio, consist of walnut box with a drawer over an horizontal metal sheet.
It was also made a special selection for the apartment design pieces such as Jean
Prouve´s Chairs, Moooi´s Raimond Pendant and Nendo for Moroso Cloud Table, for an