The GW project is the first apartment of a young couple that likes art, contemporary architecture and wine. Starting with the premise that the clients receive many friends at home, the project sought to organise the social space within a fragmented old social plan from the nineties. Also, there was the existence of a concrete pillar in the middle of the ancient dinning space. The architects decided to create a multifunctional dark block which functions from the apartment entrance, creating a small transition tunnel already on arrival, headgear, cabinet, barbecue and even a wine storage (one of the customers’ passions). The dark block stands out in the space and joins with a floating buffet that supports dinner and barbecue area. The controversial pillar in the center of the space becomes a structural component of the dining table.
The contrast of the dark block is given by the gray curtain lining the opposite wall. The union of these two blocks is given by the exposed structure under the dining table. Indirect lightning creates a cozy and elegant atmosphere and industrial spotlights make the apartment’s entrance as an illuminated gallery. In the master suite, the architects tried to use the same concept, of one a multifunctional block, thereby creating a smooth and neutral environment. Finally, working with fine materials, textures and unusual scenarios, AMBIDESTRO, aspires to a simple and elegant architecture, capable of reflecting the lifestyle and preferences of their clients.
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Organising a social space within a fragmented old plan from the 90's