最初由现代主义建筑师Zenon Lotufo在20世纪40年代末设计，这个位于巴西圣保罗的住宅在Felipe Hess的手中做了重新的设计和延伸。 最初的单层房子增加了“蝴蝶”形屋顶，形成一个新的顶楼和一个附属建筑。 前院的景观完全被重新设计，更加适应当代家庭的日常起居生活。
Originally designed by modernist architect Zenon Lotufo in the late 1940s, this house in Sao Paulo, Brazil underwent a complete renovation and an extension designed by Felipe Hess. Initially a single-level house with ‘butterfly’ shaped roof, the structure received a new top floor and a little outbuilding. The front of the house has also been completely redesigned in order to accommodate the new family, giving the home an update fit for contemporary living.
The project aims to highlight the original architectural elements, while striking a perfect balance between the contemporary and the mid-century. The original layout of the home has been the subject of a huge re-adaptation – new bathrooms have been constructed, the space has been reworked and reorganised, and a new staircase has been designed leading to the new upper floor, housing the study and the home cinema. Following the organic shapes of the original design elements, the new upper volume delicately rest on the lover level, existing in complete harmony with the rest of the house.
And then there’s all the furniture… Boy oh boy! If there’s one thing Brazilian architects and designers know how to nail, apart from umm… everything, it’s their finely tuned ability to inject a space with just enough warmth and personality with furniture, lighting, art and other objects, always leaving us wanting more.