Office: Meireles+Pavan Architecture
Contact email: email@example.com
Office Location: Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP
Year of completion of the project: 2020
Gross built area: 370m²
Project location: São Paulo – SP
Lead Architect: Brunno Meireles and André Pavan
Lead architect contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The renovation project took place in one of the houses designed by Jorge Zalszupin, one iconic modernist architect of Brazilian.
The house was unchanged since when it was built, but not fully in line with the project designed by Zalzupin, due to some changes during the construction process. The renovation aimed to reproduce and respect the original design in its layout, by using materials and coverings from that time, in order not to detract from the style of the residence.
Added to the affective relationship with the house, the process of studying the original drawings and understanding their initial solutions to apply them had been a huge pleasure for the architects. Without any extraneous style that interfered with the existing result, the wooden floors on the ground floor were preserved and the new cumaru floor on the upper floor was dyed to achieve the same tone as the original wood. The slate floor present in some areas on the ground floor was replaced by a light terrazzo, bringing greater clarity to the space.
It is important to emphasize the decision to use terrazzo made up with river pebbles (existing in the house), as it was widely used in the 1960s, when the house was built.