Casa Alma was designed for the 2021 version of Casacor, São Paulo’s annual competition of structure and inside design. Studio Melina Romano, which is domestically primarily based, created the area in partnership with Brazilian model Duratex, which is a prime producer of medium-density fibreboard (MDF).
The exhibition was situated in an occasion area that’s a part of the Allianz Parque soccer stadium.
The aim for the 160-square-metre unit was to create a spot the place folks might reconnect with their senses.
“It brings as an idea the investigation of various perceptions and emotions of the guests at every setting, from the smallest particulars to the environment and expertise supplied by every area,” the crew stated.
Rectangular in plan, the dwelling consists of three distinct zones, every with its personal “sensorial environment”.
Areas are divided up by gauzy curtains, together with slatted partitions product of MDF.
“I needed to take away the inflexible side of the floor and convey fluidity to the fabric in order that the shapes would accompany the sense of the setting,” stated designer Melina Romano.
The unit additionally options landscaping alongside the perimeters that was created by Brazilian designer Aline Matsumoto. The gardens tie the three zones collectively and promote a lightweight and relaxed environment, the crew stated.
The primary of the three zones, titled Slowness, is the lounge, the place comfortable furnishings invitations guests to chill out and ponder.
The area has a rounded couch by Guilherme Wentz, a swoopy lounge chair by Martin Aisler and an olive inexperienced arm chair by Zanine Caldas. There is also a group of tables – in resin and plaster – designed by Romano in collaboration with Bravio Studios.
Simply off the lounge, behind a white curtain, is a small house workplace. A scent was developed for area, which was envisioned as a mini atelier for a fragrance maker.
The workplace is fitted with a customized curved desk designed by Romano and fabricated utilizing MDF. The chair was additionally designed by Romano.
Past the Slowness space, the customer encounters a gourmand kitchen and eating room.
The area, referred to as Soulful, options earthy supplies and decor, corresponding to a live-edge wood desk and bench from Arboreal and chairs from the +55 Brazilian Design Retailer. Overhead, an organic-shaped skylight brings in tender illumination.
Within the kitchen, the crew created a MDF cabinetry unit in a peachy color impressed by chestnuts and seeds.
The third zone is the Nicely-Being area, which holds a bed room and toilet. Its design was knowledgeable by the significance of fine every day habits for psychological and bodily well being.
“The suite was created on this area, aiming for the reconnection of the resident together with his self-knowledge, vanity and self-care,” the crew stated.
The bed room encompasses a queen mattress with a Casa Pronta body, a nightstand by Loja Theo and Novo Ambeinte, and one other nightstand from Estar Móveis. Much like different millwork within the condo, the armoire was designed by Romano and made utilizing MDF.
The toilet is fitted with a Romano-designed tub that was fabricated utilizing waterproofed masonry – the identical materials used for the ground, partitions and ceiling.
The backyard on this space makes itself extra obvious, the crew stated, noting that it consists of moss, blackberry branches, garlic and different components.
Much like the kitchen, a rounded skylight brings in tender gentle and contributes to the earthy environment.
Based in 2007, Studio Melina Romano has accomplished quite a lot of residential initiatives, together with a São Paulo condo that includes creamy brick partitions, terracotta tiles and tropical vegetation.
The pictures is by Denilson Machado of MCA Estudio.