Renovation for a Two-Story House by Studio GGA

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Renovation projects are hard enough the first time around, but Studio GGA accepted a challenge to restore a two-story house to its former glory after a deforming attempt a few decades ago. The house rests within a quaint neighborhood in the Jardins district of São Paulo, and features a charming wooden façade that is mirrored in the interior furnishings. On the first floor, walls were taken down to create a more open space that accommodated a large kitchen for the cuisine-savvy owners while a new window brought in more light to the space. A second-floor overpass acts as a pinewood boardwalk to a private recreation space that offers both exposure to the gentle breeze and an aerial view of the mini-courtyard adjacent to the kitchen’s glass doors. Photography Fran Parente

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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