Sao Paulo is one of the most charismatic cities in Brazil, which is ranked among the top 10 most populous cities in the world. This incredible Brazilian city presents a rich architectural tradition. Accordingly, Inspiration and Ideas explores some of the most exciting interior design projects developed in the city by some of the world’s most renowned creatives, from Campana Brothers to Fernanda Marques.
Charlotte’s Little Kingdom by Marcos Marcelino Architecture and Design
Every fairytale starts with a “Once Upon a Time” and this one is no different. This magical bedroom was brought to life by Marcos Marcelino Architecture and Design upon a wish to create a room where the little girl could feel like a real-life princess and live her highest dreams.
With our Fantasy Air Balloon, he created a themed room that invokes the romantic and whimsical ambience of a hot air balloon ride. This enchanted bed was completely customized according to the parent’s wishes and adapted to the room measures, being a one-of-a-kind piece for the little princess.
With a carefully chosen wallpaper chosen to remind us of the sky, we have our custom Fantasy Air Shelf in pink colour that combines with the Fantasy Air Bookcase Limited Edition on the other side of the room. Here, Charlotte can store all of her favourite bedtime stories and have her private library. She can sit on the Elephant Stool or Cloud Bench while she reads with her family her favourite books.
Luxurious Penthouse in Brazil by Electrix Design
In the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil, interior design studio Electrix Design amazed their clients with an opulently stunning residential space, mixing European Classic, Art Deco, and tropical accents.
Known for its sophisticated taste, the studio opted for a mixture of locally sourced materials for the interior design project’s finishings and international designers for lighting and furniture, including LUXXU and DelightFull, whose products were able to provide an intimate Deco ambience to this penthouse Interior Design Project. Some of the most remarkable pieces found within the apartment include the Empire Square Snooker, the Waltz Desk as well as the Brubeck wall lamps.
Zunino House by Campana Brothers
Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana have built a house in Sao Paulo that is covered in palm fibre to give it a hairy exterior. Located in the city’s leafy Jardim Paulista neighbourhood, the four-story house takes its cues from Brazil’s indigenous housing, where fibres from the piassava palm are used to create a shield against the tropical heat.
NVD House by Studio Arthur Casas
NVD House by Studio Arthur Casas is a three-story home in the Brazilian city’s luxury golf course community, Quinta da Baroneza, which also contains lakes, forests, an equestrian center, and Brazil’s Atibaia River. A grass roof covers over the series of L- and T-shaped volumes clad in stone, glass, and wood-like aluminum that make up the 1,277-square-metre residence.
Arranged together, the geometric volumes form cantilevers and lookout points across the residence, including private terraces, gardens, a rooftop that serves as a golf course, and an elevated swimming pool wrapped in pale stones.
“Placed in a land with a native forest surrounding it in the interior of Sao Paulo, the interior design project has the house’s program distributed in a dynamic mix of volumes with great spans and cantilevers,” said Studio Arthur Casas.
“Hygge Studio” Apartment by Melina Romano
Creamy brick walls, terracotta tiles, and tropical plants feature in this Sao Paulo apartment by Brazilian designer Melina Romano, which is intended to feel “modern and bucolic”. The interior design project’s name, Hygge Studio, refers to the Scandinavian word used to describe a sense of cosiness and contentment.
The apartment contains a living room, kitchen, and a bedroom suite. The interior design was overseen by Melina Romano, who runs an eponymous studio in Sao Paulo. Romano and her team said they blended colours, textures, and materials to reach “the exact point between hot and cold, between modern and bucolic”. Throughout the 68-square-meter unit, finishes are meant to be easy to clean and maintain.
Sao Paulo Apartment with wooden slats by Studio MK27
Basalt floors and wood-panelled ceilings and walls cover this Sao Paulo apartment designed by local practice Studio MK27. Flat 12 was designed for a family with three kids that enjoys entertaining guests. Their previous residence was decorated differently to Studio MK27’s typical aesthetic, so they worked together to find a style that suited them both.
“They were coming from a house where the decoration was very different from our line of work, so the challenge was to work on a change of code with them,” Studio MK27 said. “We chose natural materials to bring coziness to the spaces.”
RF Apartment by SuperLimão
Exposed pipes painted pastel tones and a burnt pink ceiling are among the details Brazilian studio SuperLimão added during the renovation of an apartment in downtown Sao Paulo. RF Apartment is located inside the modernist Saint Honoré building, completed in 1958 by Brazilian architect Artacho Jurado.
The local studio designed the renovation for a couple interested in art, architecture, and photography who wanted to reconfigure the layout to make it better suited for hosting social gatherings.
GM Apartment by Nildo José Architects
GM Apartment is a two-bedroom unit in a condominium tower, located in the city’s Vila Madalena neighborhood, which was revitalized for a businessman. Exposed concrete pillars and ceilings are left intact, while wooden details and new green tiles floors are used to soften the apartment’s interiors.
“The key point was to get out of sameness and look for innovative and unconventional solutions to make the environment welcoming, striving for elegance, integration, and well-being,” said Nildo José Architects.
Limantos House by Fernanda Marques
This gorgeous house in Sao Paulo was designed by one of the best interior designers and architects in Brasil – Fernanda Marques. The layout of this house built on a plot of steep slopes, in Sao Paulo, refers to the rationalist architecture of the German Mies van der Rohe.
“Working at the limit between maximum transparency and the ideal level of privacy for each space was my greatest challenge”, says Sao Paulo-based architect Fernanda Marques. “There was also a need to insert the house in the plot, conserve and respect the existing trees, and, obviously, the considerable steepness to consider.”
Apartment in a Modernist Sao Paulo Building by Saito Arquitetos
Brazilian firm Saito Arquitetos has reorganized an apartment set in Sao Paulo’s historic Conjunto Nacional building around a large wooden box. Saito Arquitetos was enlisted to transform a couple’s flat within Conjunto Nacional, a 25-story mixed-use building completed in 1956 by architect David Libeskind. The owners chose the 250-square-meter unit due to the modernist building’s prominent location on the city’s major thoroughfare, Paulista Avenue.
Box House by FC Studio
Brazilian architect Flavio Castro of FCstudio has built a one-bedroom home for himself in Sao Paulo, with nearly all of the rooms able to fully open to the outdoors thanks to sliding walls. Situated on a corner lot in a residential neighbourhood, the two-story Box House is concealed by a concrete wall around the property’s perimeter. Sliding metal doors hide the front entrance and a driveway.
Rectangular in plan and flat-roofed, the residence was designed by Castro to take up the largest amount of buildable land, with the remainder created as a lush courtyard.
Contemporary Pad in Sao Paulo by Studio Guilherme Torres
Studio Guilherme Torres has transformed a family home in Brazil into a contemporary pad for a DJ and music producer. It took nearly two years to complete the renovation of MV House, which is located in Sao Paulo and measures 9,149 square feet (850 square meters).
Based locally, Studio Guilherme Torres refurbished the white Spanish colonial-style house using timber and black accents, creating a “rock ‘n’ roll” atmosphere that better suits its new resident.
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