Studio: Arquitetura Nacional
Project: Estúdio Pretto
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Project Category: Caring
Photo credits: Marcelo Donadussi
Estudio Pretto specializes in Functional training and Sports Conditioning. The design proposal sought maximum visual integration of spaces – as the training requires constant communication between teachers and students.
However, compartmentalization of the respective areas was necessary: the reception and lounge area, the locker rooms, warm-up area and training – achieved through changes in the floors designs. The lounge and reception area received a stronger marking: floors, walls and ceiling were painted yellow.
The training area divides in shades of gray and black. The student can intuitively understand the spaces the moment he enters the training zone, preparing the mood. Ropes in 5 different colors run throughout the ceiling – starting all together and following the paths of the concrete beams until each one follows its own course.
Main partitions are made of iron frames, with checkerboard shape, remembering old industrial buildings. The use of small tiles and neon lights also bring a vintage mood for the studio. The idea is that it is a timeless space with elements that refer to good things from the past, but with a simple and contemporary language. In this sense, the choice of furniture also had the same objective: the studio can grow healthily, with a strong character that lasts over the many years of success.