All Play, No Work at RR House in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The RR House project, a remodeled apartment designed by Guilherme Torres, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, combines a retro aesthetic with an utterly hedonistic love of play and games. The bulk of the furniture and design is all about functionality. There are typical Venetian blinds for filtering the access of natural light. The seating is 80s-inspired, and surprisingly colored in pastels, for a welcome contrast with the wood-veneered shelving and storage units. There is a bar counter in the kitchen/dining area, for those lazy late mornings after a night spent clubbing. The walls are poured concrete, in what might otherwise be considered drab grey, but works here as a well-chosen background color for the unusual choices in terms of the coloring of the smaller pieces. In earnest, the apartment, located in Itaim, an up-and-coming trendy area of Sao Paulo, displays its true nature in matters of décor details. Everything, from the pool table, to the Coca Cola signs, to the Lolita film poster, speaks of a young, cool-hunting-inspired tenant who loves the topical and the current and knows that some vintage items are always in style, no matter their age.
The apartment is located in a building created by Rocco Associados, well-known for its 70-meter-tall sculpture in the main atrium. The client is a young civil constructions entrepreneur, whose main goal was to occupy a home that’s ideal for relaxation and entertaining friends. The home was designed around the ample bookshelf covering all walls of the living room, which acts not merely as storage space, but also as a workstation. Entirely done in Canadian oak, the piece is fully functional and aesthetically coherent with the rest of the ensemble. The open space kitchen, integrated into the living room, features a wide concrete table attached to the home’s main pillar. On the upstairs level of the loft there is a generous suite, with a home theater. Young, vibrant and quintessentially now, the home is great if party-throwing is often on your mind.