Lately, it seems that more and more apartments put a strong emphasis on the idea of a completely open and flexible floor plan. A lot of remodels reimagine the existing floor plan specifically so that the rooms can communicate with each other more easily and also to achieve a brighter and more spacious impression overall. This is usually the case with small apartments and homes in general. The apartment redesigned by Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos in São Paulo is a marvelous example in this sense. The new layout eliminates any and all unnecessary partitions, including the walls separating the bedroom from the rest of the spaces.
Instead of solid walls, the bedroom is enclosed using custom furniture and fabric curtains. It’s a casual approach, one which offers more flexibility and which works better in the context of a modern studio decor. Custom furniture plays a very important role in this case because it helps to optimize the space by incorporating multiple functions in a single unit. The desk and bookcase combo is a perfect example because in addition to these two functions it also acts as a divider between the sleeping area and the open living and dining space.