Lately, it seems that more and more apartments put a strong emphasis on the idea of a completely open and flexible floor plan. A lot of remodels reimagine the existing floor plan specifically so that the rooms can communicate with each other more easily and also to achieve a brighter and more spacious impression overall. This is usually the case with small apartments and homes in general. The apartment redesigned by Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos in São Paulo is a marvelous example in this sense. The new layout eliminates any and all unnecessary partitions, including the walls separating the bedroom from the rest of the spaces.
The kitchen, dining room and living area form a single common space with a great view of the cityThe walls separating the bedroom from the living area have been replaced by retractable fabric curtainsThe bedroom is delineated by custom-built furniture units including two cabinets and a deskThe curtain wall provides privacy without the rigidity of a regular wall
Instead of solid walls, the bedroom is enclosed using custom furniture and fabric curtains. It’s a casual approach, one which offers more flexibility and which works better in the context of a modern studio decor. Custom furniture plays a very important role in this case because it helps to optimize the space by incorporating multiple functions in a single unit. The desk and bookcase combo is a perfect example because in addition to these two functions it also acts as a divider between the sleeping area and the open living and dining space.
The curtains can be opened in order to visually connect the private and public spacesThe apartment features yellow epoxy flooring which gives it a bold look while also visually connecting all the spacesThe kitchen and dining area are seamlessly connected and feature a white-based paletteThe bathroom is small but elegant, featuring marble and mirrored surfacesThe decorative tiles combined with the stainless steel and violet accents give the kitchen a very chic lookThe living room sofa is quite unusual, featuring this adjustable sofa which hugs a circular columnThis type of layout gives the apartment a dynamic look and a casual and modern vibe