Chef’s Kitchen and Lounge for Boa Mesa Exhibit | Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

• May 19, 2011

Project conceived for the 2009 Boa Mesa Exhibit, which the architect in a close collaboration with Todeschini, emphasized her very best visionary style. On a 194 square meter area, Fernanda presented a very peculiar version of the contemporary kitchen: one of the most sought after spaces in the show. The wooden ceiling, made of sheets is remarkably organic and is the great highlight of the project.

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Chef's Kitchen Lounge, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados | Photo by Demian Golovaty

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Chef's Kitchen Lounge, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados | Photo by Demian Golovaty

Another interesting point is the sculpture-like deck, developed by Corian Dupont. It draws attention for its sinuous shape and for its multifunction quality: presenting itself at times as work bench for the chef, at other times as a bench, and at other times as a bar, until it is finally incorporated to the wooden ceiling.

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Chef's Kitchen Lounge, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados | Photo by Demian Golovaty

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Chef's Kitchen Lounge, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados | Photo by Demian Golovaty

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Chef's Kitchen Lounge - Layout plan, drawing courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

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Chef's Kitchen Lounge - Section, drawing courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

+ Project credits / data

Project: Chef’s Kitchen and Lounge
Architect: Fernanda Marques | http://www.fernandamarques.com.br/
Photography: Demian Golovaty

+ About Fernanda Marques

Graduated from the University of São Paulo, majoring in Architecture & Urbanism in 1988, Fernanda Marques started her career as a trainee at the practice of one of Brazil’s most remarkable architects – Aflalo&Gasperini.

In 1995, Fernanda Marques set up her own firm, Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados,  and set off on a trajectory that includes a great variety of projects – residential, commercial, corporative offices, real estate developments and showcases.

Amongst her residential projects, the three most significant projects are the Rua Polonia and Rua Bucareste houses, and most recently the beach house at Laranjeiras. Functionality and pure lines are important references in her design, which is constantly updated through her contemporary outlook on things. Her interior design clients include former Minister Mailson da Nobrega and she has designed one of the most modern residential structures in São Paulo, the “Diogo” building in  São Paulo. Among her commercial projects are the luxurious residential building  “ L’Essence”  in the sophisticated area called “Jardins”, in São Paulo, The Market Place Shopping Center Gym, fashion designer Ocimar Versolatos´s office, former football player Pelé´s office, and the Brazilian headquarters of both Ermenegildo Zegna’s and Omint.

Leading a staff of over 70 professionals, Fernanda Marques is a tireless researcher. She constantly attends exhibitions and international design fairs, and, in the past few years, she has also started to design products such as furniture and objects, which much like her projects, stem from a minimalistic contemporary concept, always in sync with the latest technological innovations and current aesthetics.

+ All images and drawings courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

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