Home is where you feel most comfortable and where you go to store all of your mementos so you can keep and enjoy them forever. It doesn’t need to be a big place, it just needs to be yours. One of our favorite home interiors was designed by studio Yamagata Arquitetura. It was for a small house in Sao Paulo which measured only 699 square feet (65 square meters) across.
The project was completed in 2018 and it looks like this. It seems like everything is combined into one large space. There’s a dining area, a living room with a fireplace hanging from the ceiling, a walk-in shower encased in glass, a kitchen and a sleeping area all in one open space. It’s definitely an unusual type of organization but it’s one that suits the owners’ lifestyle which is everything that matters.
On closer inspection, you can see that even though all these functions are clustered together, each zone has its own identity and there’s also a clear distinction between them. The kitchen and dining area are merged together and the table can double as a counter and work surface to save space and to maintain a clean design. There’s also a ceiling beam which breaks off the area from the rest of the floor plan. There’s also an oversized feathery feature hanging from the ceiling that looks absolutely amazing and serves as a focal point for the entire house. From there, the living room enjoys its own space with light gray flooring and a modern painting hanging above the sofa. Opposite to the sofa it’s the sleeping area which takes up the rest of the floor plan together with the bathroom that’s been split into different sections.
Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio