My dear friends from Malibu, CA, moved to the crazy Sao Paulo city.
They were leaving in a comfortable home, by the sea. A real Californian house, with lots of wood and a practical and efficient organization.
They bought a huge apartment, already under work finalization.
My mission as an architect was to finish this apartment, offering comfortable, warm, intimate, modern, and consistent spaces, with the style of the family and coherent with our Sao Paulo reality.
A few changes were made involving civil construction, such as the reversal of the direction of the stairs, and a wider kitchen to shelter the equipment brought from the USA.
Social spaces were lined with reused wood, bringing warmth and sophistication.
The wide and pivoted entrance door, with some colored glasses, provides some natural and colorful lightning to those who arrive from the elevator.
The furniture was specially designed and produced by my own Atelier.
I believe the pictures may show the result.