December 2, 2023

São Paulo, Brazil

In the heart of a conventional neighborhood of São Paulo, Parallel Household is a remodel and renovation undertaken by Studio Guilherme Torres with landscaping by Alex Hanazaki and interiors and furnishings by Guilherme Torres.

Guilherme Torres accompanied the younger pair from the purchase of the ton – a 463m² home designed in the 80s – to the closing methods in the remodelling of the property.

The want of the upcoming inhabitants of the house was to adapt the architecture of the home to their way of living, bearing in thoughts the coming of small children.

The home experienced the perfect application for the household, but in the variety of a fully compartmentalised floorplan.

The architect opted to raise the empty spans and combine the areas.

From the get go it was made the decision to make use of whatever was possible of the current creating.

The picket frames on the home windows, for occasion, are primary and were properly dealt with and painted.

The most radical intervention took place on the decrease degree. The aged activity place was built-in into the porch, generating a complete residing space, with a huge evening meal table and other home furnishings, all developed out of concrete.

This final decision spared means, but also imparted terrific monumentality and scale to the home.

The first ceilings were being produced of wooden and had been extremely small, but demolition exposed a attractive concrete beam composition.

From this factor, a sequence of pillars was designed embracing the entire external space of the developing, generating a very specific geometry and giving its identify, Parallel House.

A further signature of the architect was the use of couple products in the finishings.

In this household all of the flooring is manufactured in semi-polished white granite, which include the pool.

The portray performed in polymeric cement renewed the constructions in exposed concrete, and the steel bands that embrace the external style have been painted in a graphite tone.

The highlight of the leisure location is the landscaping, developed by Alex Hanazaki – a near close friend of the pair and Guilhermes.

“We work very substantially in tune with just about every other, which is incredibly crystal clear in this dwelling. The landscaping only employed a few species, due to the fact the intention was to enhance and harmonize with the architecture”, reported Guilherme.

In the residing room area, spaces that had been beforehand inadequately lit acquired ample normal mild immediately after the removing of the wooden ceiling.

The two the furniture and interior layout are custom-developed by Guilherme. 

The biggest surprise came all through shifting: the owner discovered out that she was pregnant with twins!

And in the humorous way fate works, the children were born at the day of the shooting… Synchronicity from commencing to conclude!

Project: Parallel Home
Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Lead Architect: Guilherme Torres
Landscape Architect: Alex Hanazaki
Customer: Personal
Photographers: MCA Estudio


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