Complete with landscaping that harmonizes architecture and nature and custom-designed furniture and interiors, Guilherme Torres’ remodel transforms this house into a home to accommodate a growing family
São Paulo, Brazil
In the coronary heart of a classic community of São Paulo, Parallel Residence is a remodel and renovation carried out by Studio Guilherme Torres with landscaping by Alex Hanazaki and interiors and furnishings by Guilherme Torres.
Guilherme Torres accompanied the youthful pair from the obtain of the great deal – a 463m² house developed in the 80s – to the remaining measures in the remodelling of the home.
The drive of the foreseeable future inhabitants of the home was to adapt the architecture of the house to their lifestyle, bearing in brain the coming of little ones.
The residence experienced the perfect method for the loved ones, but in the variety of a absolutely compartmentalised floorplan.
The architect opted to boost the vacant spans and integrate the spaces.
From the get go it was decided to benefit from no matter what was doable of the existing constructing.
The picket frames on the windows, for instance, are initial and were correctly addressed and painted.
The most radical intervention took area on the reduce amount. The outdated activity room was integrated into the porch, developing a comprehensive dwelling area, with a huge evening meal desk and other furnishings, all crafted out of concrete.
This conclusion spared assets, but also imparted fantastic monumentality and scale to the dwelling.
The authentic ceilings had been made of wood and ended up incredibly very low, but demolition revealed a attractive concrete beam framework.
From this element, a sequence of pillars was made embracing the whole external location of the making, generating a quite exclusive geometry and supplying its title, Parallel Residence.
Another signature of the architect was the use of couple of materials in the finishings.
In this residence all of the flooring is produced in semi-polished white granite, like the pool.
The portray performed in polymeric cement renewed the constructions in exposed concrete, and the metal bands that embrace the external design and style were painted in a graphite tone.
The spotlight of the leisure spot is the landscaping, designed by Alex Hanazaki – a shut mate of the couple and Guilhermes.
“We perform incredibly a lot in tune with just about every other, which is quite apparent in this home. The landscaping only utilized a few species, since the objective was to improve and harmonize with the architecture”, mentioned Guilherme.
In the living place region, areas that were being beforehand badly lit obtained enough all-natural light-weight just after the removal of the wood ceiling.
Both equally the furniture and interior layout are tailor made-designed by Guilherme.
The most important shock came through going: the operator observed out that she was expecting with twins!
And in the humorous way destiny performs, the young children have been born at the working day of the shooting… Synchronicity from commencing to close!
Venture: Parallel Property
Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Lead Architect: Guilherme Torres
Landscape Architect: Alex Hanazaki
Photographers: MCA Estudio