Aberto Studio design by AR Arquitetos























Architects: AR Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Project Architects: Marina Acayaba, Juan Pablo Rosenberg
Collaborator: Paloma Delgado
Project Area: 200 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba
Structures: Reyolando Brasil
Construction: Lazzatti Engenharia
Locksmith: Doitschinoff Serralheria
Site Area: 200 sqm


The project proposes an exercise in the indoor-outdoor relationship and its materialization, the idea of limit (mass / opacity) and continuity (openness / transparency). A semi-public square proposed in front of the site invades the studio as a street that unfolds between dense rectangular prisms (“buildings”), opening into an “interior courtyard” a space to paint.

These “buildings”, 3 volumes in concrete, house the functional program of the studio (office, library, preparation room, services, storage and a mezzanine). When they leave the program, its dense and blind walls externally delimit the “street” and “square”, setting a kind of covered shed where the artist paints. While the opaque faces delimit functions and uses, its open and transparent faces open onto internal courtyards and gardens, dissolving the boundaries between interior and exterior, between building and site.

Benches and continuous counter tops cross borders, stating that continuity. The volume of the building, extrapolating the boundary of the roof, also contributes to dissolve the border. The line of the wall, on the other hand, limits part of this retreat, establishing a solid boundary between the square (public void) and the courtyard (private void).


Source: AR Arquitetos/ Maíra Acayaba
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