When we first analyzed the interior of this apartment, we realized that the changes that were being asked of us would drastically alter the image of this house. The desire for change was strong and the existing spatial arrangement problems were clearly identified by customers. They wanted a modern, elegant house, with a very large social area to be lived in. An entrance, kitchen, living room, dining space, all interconnected, as if they were a single space. A room that will become a suite, a timeless room for a girl – a future teenager aware that taste changes with mood. This was the challenge.
Based on the desire for a wide social space, the walls that defined the entrance hall were demolished and the old kitchen, hall, and living room compartments became visually a single space. To unify the three divisions, a continuous wall/cabinet was developed, which accompanies the house from the kitchen space to the dining area. This cabinet will house the different functions inherent to each space, maintaining an equal image throughout its length and hiding access to the private area of the house, the bedrooms. To reinforce this continuity, a false ceiling was designed with a lightning cove throughout the cabinet that emphasizes the desired linearity.
The color white is predominant in the social area of the house. The built-in cabinets are lacquered in the same color to blend in, giving continuity to the white of the walls. The wood, applied on the floor and furniture details, adds visual comfort to the entire space, emphasizing the human side of living. As an element of contrast, but which in our view gives a demarcated personality, we have the occasional use of the color black/anthracite in decoration pieces and lighting.
Since the living room is quite compact, a mirror is placed on its sidewall which, in addition to significantly increasing the luminosity of the space, will visually enlarge this area.
In the girl’s room, it was strictly necessary to create more storage space. The idea was to create three moments in this room, the entrance area, the sleeping area, and the study area, properly structured in terms of furniture allowing for different uses.