Tria Arquitetura renovates São Paulo penthouse with sculptural staircase

A big number of artwork and collectible design items populate this penthouse residence in São Paulo, designed by native studio Tria Arquitetura, which additionally features a sculptural staircase.

The renovation of the 960-square-metre Frederic Chopin Residence was led by architect Marina Cardoso de Almeida of Tria Arquitetura, who reconfigured the format to take advantage of the excessive ceilings and views.

A sculptural staircase snakes between the degrees of the duplex residence

The residence is break up over two flooring and is dwelling to an art-loving couple.

Beforehand the house owners of a big home, the shoppers selected to maneuver to an residence for comfort and safety, however nonetheless needed their house to really feel open and expansive.

Green sofa among neutral decor
Inexperienced furnishings and rugs are highlighted in opposition to largely neutral-toned supplies

The first suite was moved to the higher flooring, the place the mattress may very well be aligned with a floor-to-ceiling window that overlooks the cityscape.

An intimate library was additionally created on this stage, in order that the entire flooring is devoted solely to personal house, aside from the patio and pool terrace, the place the shoppers entertain company.

Dining room with bold artwork
The couple’s up to date artwork assortment attracts consideration all through the residence

Two staff’ suites have been shifted to the decrease flooring, and a visitor suite and residential theatre have been added rather than the closet.

Connecting the 2 ranges is a staircase with travertine treads and stable white bannisters, which snakes up a double-height house to seem like a bit of sculpture.

Dining room with green armchair
Slatted wood panels wrap the elevator block, the hearth and the wall dividing the primary lounge from the visitor space

This units the tone for the remainder of the up to date artworks and supplies used all through the penthouse.

“The primary idea within the selection of finishes and architectural options was to deliver consolation however nonetheless go away a giant void in order that the works may gown the home,” stated Tria Arquitetura.

Stainless-steel within the kitchen matches a wrapped column within the dwelling space

Within the open dwelling and eating space, vibrant work adorn the partitions, and furnishings and rugs in shades of inexperienced and orange stand out in opposition to the in any other case impartial palette.

“In the lounge there have been three giant major volumes that must be highlighted to deliver texture and extra cosiness,” Tria Arquitetura stated.

Staircase viewed from above
The staircase options stable white bannisters and travertine treads

These embody the elevator block, the hearth and the wall dividing the primary room from the visitor space, that are lined in skinny vertical slats of veneered pure wooden.

One other column is wrapped in chrome steel to supply a cool, sharp-edged distinction to the wooden and different heat tones in the lounge.

Bedroom decorated with bright wrt
The first bed room was moved upstairs to face the perfect view

Upstairs within the library, wide-planked wooden flooring is sustained up the partitions to make the room really feel cosy, and supply a backdrop for a sequence of framed classic maps.

“It was solely within the library that the architect selected to cowl all of the partitions with the identical wooden as the ground to provide extra seriousness and spotlight the atmosphere from the others,” the studio stated.

Updates have been additionally made to the outside space, the place the pool was contracted and re-edged to raised combine it with the landscaping.

A pair of imitation classical pillars have been additionally demolished, and a wooden and glass pergola was added to cowl the patio.

Library panelled with wide planks
Partitions of an intimate library are panelled with the identical wooden as the ground

All through the residence, absolutely automated programs controlling the air con, lighting, landscaping irrigation, and curtains and blinds have been added in the course of the renovation.

The venture took over two years to finish because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Terrace and swimming pool
The venture additionally concerned including a pergola and lowering the pool dimension on the terrace

Residence dwelling is commonplace in densely populated São Paulo, the place architects and designers have used their creativity so as to add character to beforehand uninspiring areas.

Different lately accomplished examples embody a residence by Studio MK27 that options furry upholstery, lace curtains and tactile rugs, and a renovation by Memola Estudio that uncovered the constructing’s concrete construction.

The pictures is by Fran Parente.

Venture credit:

Lead architect: Marina Cardoso de Almeida
Artistic group: Marina Cardoso de Almeida, Sarah Bonanno, Barbara Castro, Barbara Silva, Virginia Caldas
Engineering: Metal Construções
Landscaping: Alex Hanazaki
Gentle technician: Carlos Fortes
Automation: Taag
Air con: Dealtec