Perforated Screens Cover The Facade Of São Paulo Apartment Block By Studio MK27

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Perforated wooden shutters let the residents of this São Paulo apartment constructing by Studio MK27 to management the levels of daylight in their residing spaces .

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

The Vertical Itaim building was developed by local company Studio MK27 for a internet site in the city’s upmarket Chacara Itaim neighbourhood and consists of 10 apartments. Most of these are 144 square metres, with a more substantial penthouse occupying the prime of the construction.

The timber shutters are covered in a grid of square holes that reference traditional Arabian mashrabiyas – carved latticework screens that have been first employed in Brazil by Portuguese settlers. These not too long ago featured in the layout for a São Paulo household property by architect Guilherme Torres.

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

This window remedy is utilized to the building’s north facade, where the most sun-shading is essential. Dappled sunlight is able to enter the interiors by way of the perforations, and the holes also permit air to circulate and great the rooms when sliding windows behind the screens are opened.


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“The wooden elements have perforated squared patterns and do not block the wind, just like the Arabian mashrabiyas,” explained the company, which is led by architect Marcio Kogan. “This remedy final results in very pleasant temperatures.”

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

When all the shutters are fully closed they kind a dense surface, with a slight opacity that turns into evident when the lights within are on.

When the shutters are completely opened, they lengthen outwards to the edge of the projecting concrete floor plates.

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

Along the east facade, the place the major living spaces of the apartments are located, horizontal bands of glazing offer expansive views across the city.

The north-east corner of each apartment attributes a terrace accessed via sliding doors from the living room.

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

A sliding screen – with the identical pattern of perforations as the shutters on the adjacent facade – can be pulled across to supply privacy for the terrace with no impairing the open-air truly feel.

The tower’s south and west facades sit close to neighbouring buildings. These are concrete, but have a textured surface created from wooden formwork.

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

The choice of concrete references the Brutalist architectural fashion that is typical in the city, although its uneven composition creates shadows that intensify as the path of the sun shifts all through the day.

“The texture of the slats – when lit by the sun – generates a surprising and poetic impact for the larger gables,” added the firm.

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

The thickness of the concrete facades is noticeable at the ends where they meet the glazed walls. The textured surface also continues via to the inner walls of the residence.

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

A core containing lifts and a staircase is positioned slightly off-centre to maximise the floor area of living rooms and bedrooms that can be organized in distinct configurations, depending on the owners’ requirements.

Bathrooms, a kitchen and an entrance hallway are positioned close to this circulation and services core.

Vertical Itaim by Studio MK27

The ground floor includes a communal reception hall, storage room, technical solutions and access to the lifts. Steel columns supporting the floors over give this level a a lot more transparent come to feel that enhances its connection with a tiny backyard outside.

Photography is by Pedro Vannucchi.


Task credits:

Architects: Studio MK27
Writer: Marcio Kogan
Co-writer: Carolina Castroviejo
Venture team: Carlos Costa, Fabiana Stucchi, Fernanda Palmieri, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
Landscape architect: André Paoliello
Structural engineer: Avila Engenharia de Estruturas
Services: PHE Engenharia de Projetos Hidráulicos e Elétricos
Acoustic consulting: Akkerman Projetos Acústicos
Construction: Vitacon, Abraão Frankel, Marcus Alcantara de Castro

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