FCstudio designs a fully integrated and flexible apartment in são paulo

FCstudio designs a fully integrated and flexible apartment in são paulo

FCstudio’s biggest challenge has been the transformation of a compartmentalized apartment in são paulo, brazil into a completely integrated space, rethinking the way of living of two young brothers. the living room, TV room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, balcony and office have become part of a single space. hybrid and mobile furniture like benches and tables invite the use of the flexible area. even pieces of art and collection can be easily relocated by the brothers themselves. thus, the space adapts to the different possible scenarios where work, eating, cooking, washing clothes, etc. happen in a fluid way.

the kitchen, storage, laundry and main entrance compose a single component



despite some striking pieces of design, the sober tones emphasize the prominence of the green furniture and all the intention of brazilian based firm FCstudio‘s ‘vila olimpia apartment’ project. this furniture plays a fundamental role and, at the same time, camouflages all its functions through pivoting doors, sliding doors, drawers and up to the entrance door to the apartment. the cooktop and pantry are also camouflaged. everything works in one piece, for a single space. alternatively, the two suites offer privacy to each of the brothers.

embedded cooktop in the kitchen near the main entrance

the main living room is a multi-functional space

central table and benches of the living room are hybrid pieces

the balcony is integrated into the rest of the space

sliding doors creates separation between inside and outside

multi-functional room with hybrid pieces that can be relocated according to necessities

bathroom that serves the suite and visitors

one of two bedrooms

floor plan layout



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