Pinheiros is one of Sao Paulo's most bustling neighborhoods, so when the architectural team at Vão Arquitetura was tasked with overhauling a second-floor apartment, they sought to create a home that matched the area's upbeat creative scene, but still provided tranquility. The firm collaborated with the client to create a space for his hobbies, which include art, playing guitar, and collecting LPs.
With only 538-square-feet to work with, custom storage units became the focus of the design. And instead of knocking down walls — which is often the go-to in trying to open up an already small space — the firm actually extended one wall to create more privacy. The result? A cozy, character-filled apartment that offers serene garden views.