a wooden grid ceiling illuminates SC apartment by pascali semerdjian arquitetos in sao paulo
 

a wooden grid ceiling illuminates SC apartment by pascali semerdjian arquitetos in sao paulo

located in sao paulo, brazil, the SC apartment has been conceived by pascali semerdjian arquitetos for an art and design collector. given the unusual brief of creating a place not for living, but for hosting parties, the architects developed the project with a strong focus on the materiality and spatial experiences of the apartment. with this in mind, the most striking feature of the scheme is the wooden grid ceiling that brings warmth to the interior and provides all the indirect lighting of the living room.

a wooden grid ceiling illuminates PS arquitetos' SC apartment in sao paulo designboom

the wooden mesh recesses almost all of the lighting of the apartment

all images © ricardo bassetti

 

 

to make the wooden grid stand out within the space, pascali semerdjian arquitetos has exposed the concrete structure of the ceiling, as well as a few of the walls of the apartment. all the flooring is made in ‘granilite’ – a polished mix of concrete and small stones. another strong element in the project is the perforated stainless steel sheet panels that recess all the doors leading to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. this element is designed so all the doors are perfectly aligned with the panels. behind the perforated metal sheets, there are milky acrylic boards for visual and acoustic isolation of the doors.

a wooden grid ceiling illuminates PS arquitetos' SC apartment in sao paulo designboom

the ceiling structure is in fact a metal grid in wood, the metal profile hosts all the LED lighting

 

 

wooden boarding that runs along all the living room walls, hosts a metal box that works as a bar and the dinner counter. the board has an unusual design, with several wooden feet, like a caterpillar. the sliding glass windows that separate the living room and the balcony can also be recessed, completely connecting both spaces. the bedroom is integrated with the closet and office area, not only because they are in the same space, but because they are connected by the same wood panel that ‘runs’ along all the walls. it begins as a headboard, transforming into closets and finally as the working table.

a wooden grid ceiling illuminates PS arquitetos' SC apartment in sao paulo designboom
view of the dining room

 

 

the nightstands, also designed by the architects, consist of a walnut box with a drawer over a horizontal metal sheet. the rest of the apartment has also been decorated with special design pieces, such as jean prouve’s chairs, moooi’s raimond pendant and nendo for moroso cloud table. the artworks are from osgemeos (bedroom), jesus rafael soto (dining room), ken russell (bedroom office) and mauro perucchetti’s jelly babies at the bar.

a wooden grid ceiling illuminates PS arquitetos' SC apartment in sao paulo designboom

the timber of the grid stands out against the grey concrete walls and ceiling

a wooden grid ceiling illuminates PS arquitetos' SC apartment in sao paulo designboom
view of the living room

a wooden grid ceiling illuminates PS arquitetos' SC apartment in sao paulo designboom
perforated metal sheet panels form all the doors of the apartment


the stainless steel perforated panel


all interiors were made by the studio, from furniture to artwork selection


the terrace is covered with wooden panels that can be opened or closed according to the occasion


the master bedroom is integrated with a home office


the wooden headboard runs all along the bedroom walls, unifying the space


wooden closet panels

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘SC apartment’

location: sao paulo, brazil

design: pascali semerdjian arquitetos

photography: ricardo bassetti

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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