Located in Sao Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil, Guilhermes Home Studio (2010) by Studio Guilherme Torres | The Hardt
Located in Sao Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil, Guilhermes Home Studio (2010) by Studio Guilherme Torres. This house is an original construction of the 40s, it belonged to a great Brazilian artist, Victor Brecheret, the man behind great references in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The main concept was to update the building, reflecting the contemporary language of the newcomer. The floor plan has not suffered many changes. The only things that have been changed over were the gaps, openings, and coatings. All the walls were covered with drywall and received in some parts white paint and in others, a coating that resembles cement texture. Up the stairs, from the original construction, you can see an art piece of Pinky Wainer, also responsible for the façade neon with the say: ‘land of the free, home of the brave’. The master suite’s toilet is connected to a mezzanine above the kitchen where a bathtub was created. A retractable glass roof can be opened on summer days, to help to leave a mild climate. To soften the rays of the sun, a wooden muxarabie, a registered trademark of the architect, was used as a covering following the same pattern of the front door of the house.
The architect chose this property to live and work. With just over 30 years and works in a broad expansion, Guilherme Torres is considered one of the great names of Brazilian architecture. Coming from the interior of Paraná state, Brazil, where he established his first office serving many cities in Brazil for 10 years. Guilherme wanted to translate in his own new space, the best way of a cosmopolitan life with a hint of pop. The Studio Guilherme Torres moves from style to style developing architecture and interior projects and also signs a furniture line. The architecture receives timeless traits, a result of Guilherme’s admiration for the Escola Paulista de Arquitetura Modernista, which had its heyday in the 60s and 70s. For interiors, the tendency is always to reflect the inquietude of our days. And the design is a perfect match between both styles. One can simply look to the house owner to understand the symbiosis between creation and creature. Guilherme is a lover of street art, electronic music and loves to create new tattoos for himself, and it is inside this cauldron of references where he receives his clients and friends.
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