The old triangular plant townhouse located in Pinheiros， São Paulo， had been used in recent years as a hair saloon. On the first visit to the property， we came across a very humid and dark space， since it had only four windows on the main facade.
▼新的商店立面更加通透，the new shop area is more transparent
The desire to bring light into the store guided the first design decisions of replacing a part of the compromised structure with a glass ceiling and visually integrating the levels through partial demolition of the upper slab. In addition to lighting the entire store， the cover provides for the exchange of natural ventilation that， added to the internal garden， brings great thermal comfort to the space.
▼光成为新空间里不可或缺的要素，light has been a significant element in the new space
The interval given by the garden on the double height ceiling arranged the program in two moments： in the first one， closest to the street， are the store [ground floor] and the office [mezzanine]； in the second one， at the back， a hydraulic core containing all wet areas， sanitary [ground] and pantry [upper level]. It is in the garden also that the flows between the levels are organized by the staircase and the suspended walkway that crosses the void.
▼带小花园的中庭将阳光和绿色带进了室内，the garden brings sunlight and greenery into the space
In the middle of the store’s free plan， a volume was strategically positioned to create various ambiences such as the reception area， clothing rails and lounge. The fact that it is a free volume， without touching the ceiling or walls， allows the circulation between these environments to be fluid and uninterrupted. In this volume are grouped an auxiliary stock， an exhibitor and also two fitting rooms with pivoting doors that divide， integrate or expand the area according to the need.
▼商店区的平面布局是开敞的， the store’s free plan
In the mezzanine above， where all the walls have been demolished， the spatial arrangement is also given through another volume， the large stock dividing the open areas [workbench and meeting table] of the enclosed areas [private room and storage].
▼钢制走道连接二层的私密和公共区域，private part and open office is connected through the steel walkway
Among the materials chosen， wood and metal predominate. The decision to use them in a natural state is related to the clothes produced by Acolá， which are largely natural fabrics with craft techniques of dyeing and stamping. All the woodworking that uses the demolished peroba rosa wood [floor， hydraulic core and fitting rooms] as well as parts of the metalwork [stairway， suspended walkway， and clothing rails] were made in the fashion stylist’s farm in the countryside， using local machinery and labor.
▼材料表现，the expression of materials
On the facade was chosen for the preservation of the original concrete structure and the demolition of the masonry， opening between pillars two window sills and an entrance. To wear this new front， a frame of metal profiles on which the structure is enclosed inside the window has been proposed. Above it advances a marquee that protects the window from direct sunlight and is home to those who pass the street. Another urban kindness was also foreseen by the project： a future reform of the sidewalk together with a public bench and a place for bicycle parking.
▼夜幕下的商店，the night view
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼ 夹层平面图，mezzanine floor plan
▼ 试衣间详图，the fitting room detail
▼ 走道详图，the fitting room detail
Architecture： Vão Arquitetura | Anna Juni， Enk te Winkel and Gustavo Delonero
Location：Pinheiros， São Paulo – SP， Brasil
Construction， general woodwork and metalwork：Lino Felipini Construções Artesanais
Metalwork [showcase + furniture]： Hikary Serralheria
Woodwork [furniture]： Mad Halter
Painting + hydraulic tile： Studio Passalacqua
Photos： Pedro Kok