Good morning from the office. Just found out about the brazilian architect Gisele Taranto. One of her latest projects is Casa Cor 2014 : Tropical Loft in Rio de Janeiro. Photos by Andre Nazareth.
This loft was built within a “tropical pavilion” located on the rooftop, where you can enjoy the magnificent view of Lagoa da Tijuca and Pedra da Gávea. The iron structure is covered with a mesh of opaque and translucent tiles that allow the use of natural light, essential in a space that embraces adequate sustainable materials and environmental and technological friendly concepts. Beneath this roof was created a recess with irregular plans and a huge mesh of bamboo and tissue that filter and more adequately distribute the natural light while partially blocking direct heat since the warm air created there is eliminated through natural air crossover exhaustion.
The interior is a continuation of the facade, either through features or chosen materials. A large glass plan integrates the space with all the breathtaking scenery while a portico frames the entrance. The entire floor and walls are in Tecno-Cement, joinery is made in gray lacquer, also designed by Gisele Taranto Architecture. The color palette was intentionally chosen in neutral tones so that the focus was on the products presented and the beautiful selection of works of art carefully selected by curator Vanda Klabin. Works by Vik Muniz, Laura Vinci, Laura Erber, Gabriela Maciel, Suzana Queiroga, Anna Paola Protasio, Niura Bellavinha, Valter Lano, Martha Jourdan, Fernando de La Rocque, Shirley Paes Leme, Eduardo Coimbra, Vanderlei Lopes, Thiago Rocha Pitta and Daniel Escobar are displayed in this space, that is a piece of art itself: the grey massively present in all the space is like a continuation of the lagoon across the site, while the green walls are like a reflection of the surrounding landscape. In this project, it’s as if the scenery outside is being brought inside.
Maintaining the high quality of the architecture, high design furniture was chosen. Bench, dining table and side table by Jader Almeida; side table and bench by Jorge Zalszupin e Sergio Rodrigues, respectively, and table by Branco & Preto Team. Four chairs and a Daybed from designer Paola Lenti , a sofa by B&B Italia (design by Antonio Citterio). Benchs from Vitra by designer Jasper Morrison, kitchen appliances are by Subzero-Wolf: cooktop, steamer and fridge. In the suite, bed, armchair and side tables are from Gervasoni, by Paola Navone; chair from Vitra, designed by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen. Bed linen from Zucchi, and mattress by Colunex. The lighting design is by Lighting Designer Maneco Quinderé featuring releases of his own creations and some of Jader Almeida’s pieces.