Country home addition (under construction)

How to intervene in a building and its geometric disorder? Our approach was to add neutral elements characterized by pure forms and clear legibility. The proposal contemplates a kitchen renovation and addition, new decks and barbecue area, as well as an exterior access /stairway to these spaces. The building materials and finishes establish a consonant dialogue with the existing conditions, featuring wood, stucco and cementitious surfaces.

Building and interior design

Location: Gravatá, Pernambuco, Brasil

Design team: Ana Luisa Rolim e Erica Costa

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Apartment renovation by the river

The main goal is to frame the existing view towards the Capibaribe river and its luscious mangrove vegetation. This idea materializes into a new wood ceiling and niche element that encases the new gourmet terrace, extending through the living room.

Location: Recife, Brasil

Design team: Ana Luisa Rolim and Erica Costa

Interns: Maria Eduarda Absalão

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Yellow friday at the job site

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Bossa Clothing Store

A mid-20th century house  with a modern touch is renovated to become a fashion store. Design highlights include the concrete canopy and the Ipanema-like sidewalk pattern, which is prolonged into the store. Other playful elements are the existing cast iron downspouts which generate a bike rail and the exterior signage.

Uma residência moderna do anos de 1950 é reformada, transformando-se em uma clothing store. Elementos-chave do design incluem a marquise existente em concreto, que é ampliada e levemente deformada, e a calçada em pedras portuguesas, que se prolonga para o interior da loja. Outro elemento interessante é o reproveitamento dos tubos de queda nas fachadas, que, estendidos, dão forma ao letreiro e ao bicicletário.

Location: Cosmópolis, São Paulo

Design team: Ana Luisa Rolim, Erica Costa and Vera Freire

Interns: Maria Eduarda Absalão and Kelly Régine

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Bossa Clothing Store

A mid-20th century house  with a modern touch is renovated to become a fashion store. The interiors carry the same airy atmosphere, earthy and organic finishes used in the exterior. The sidewalk pattern is prolonged into the lounge, attracting customers in.

Uma residência moderna do anos de 1950 é reformada, transformando-se em uma clothing store. Os interiores trazem a mesma atmosfera aerada, com tons e materiais orgânicos, do exterior. O padrão em pedra portuguesa da calçada existente é prolongado ao novo lounge, atraindo os clientes.

Location: Cosmópolis, São Paulo

Design team: Ana Luisa Rolim, Erica Costa and Vera Freire

Interns: Maria Eduarda Absalão and Kelly Régine

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coletivo-rt wishes you all a happy 2014.

o coletivo-rt deseja a todos um feliz 2014.

coletivo-rt wishes you all a happy 2014.

o coletivo-rt deseja a todos um feliz 2014.

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Bossa clothing store is getting ready for Christmas, opening just two months after our project was finalized. A great partnership has just started and both us and owner are all smiles. 

A loja está ficando pronta para o Natal, abrindo apenas dois meses após a finalização do nosso projeto. Uma parceria fantástica se inicia e tanto o coletivo-rt quanto o cliente são só sorrisos.

Building renovation and interior design _ Projeto de reforma de edificação e interiores

Cosmópolis, São Paulo, Brasil

Design team: Ana Luisa Rolim, Erica Costa e Vera Freire

Interns_estagiárias: Maria Eduarda Absalão e Kelly Règine

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Attorney’s office downtown:

We designed this office with one idea in mind: bring a little bit of the history of the site back into the building and mix it with a timeless urban verve. Check this and the previous post for more images.

Criamos esse espaço com uma ideia em mente: levar um pouco da história do sítio - o bairro mais antigo da cidade, de origem portuária - de volta ao edifício, combinando isso com uma atmosfera urbana atemporal. Veja essa postagem e a anterior para mais imagens.

Interior Design

Location: Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil

Design team: Ana Luisa Rolim and Erica Costa

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Attorney’s office downtown: the old downtown area by the former port is where the city started back in the 1600’s. A new generation of young professionals are re-occupying the area, looking for more personal and character driven work spaces. We designed this office with one idea in mind: bring a little bit of the history of the site back into the building and mix it with a timeless urban verve. This positive tension is reflected in the stretched steel cables that float over the space, and in the contrast between rough and polished surfaces/materials (pinus wood and lacquered components). Optimizing the space without making it cluttered was a secondary direction. 4 main spaces define the floor plan: a waiting / attorney’s area, the director’s office, restroom/storage and a terrace overlooking the old city.

Interior Design

Location: Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil

Design team: Ana Luisa Rolim and Erica Costa

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Coming up soon: cottages in the countryside_Em breve: chalés no campo (schematic design phase of a prototype_estudo preliminar)

Landing soon. Literally _ Em breve aterrissando.Literalmente.

This is part of a master plan we are doing for a countryside setting which includes residential lots, common areas and prototypical cottage and apartment units. We just started to get ideas approved. We were asked to design traditional, low-budget sloped roof units. We (almost) stuck to budget but instead proposed neutral, simple volumes to occupy the luscious, hilly landscape. Other components to be added here.

Building Design

Design team: Ana Rolim and Vera Freire

Interns: Kelly Règine and Maria Eduarda Absalão

Location: Pernambuco, Brasil

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