Today we’re checking out a really beautiful apartment which is located in Real Parque, in Brazil. Its interior design stands out for a few interesting reasons. The project was done by studio flipê arquitetura and was completed in 2019. The first thing you’ll notice is the presence of a series of sliding walls which are dividing various sections of the apartment. The concept itself is interesting because it adds more flexibility and versatility to the design and allows various rooms to be connected together or to serve as separate areas depending on the need and preference.
What’s also interesting is the design of these sliding walls. The inspiration comes from the traditional islamic architecture where carved wood latticework is a common element. It’s often incorporated into the facades of buildings, typically on the second floor.
The role of these perforated panels is to allow the view from the inside but to block it from the outside and thus to preserve the privacy of the residents. Another advantage of this is that the design favors natural ventilation and allows light to filter through.
A simplified and more modern version of that was used in this apartment and the effect it has on the spaces is a very favorable one. First of all, the sliding latticework walls are very practical and in tone with a contemporary apartment. Second of all the wood and the pattern help to add warmth and visual interest to the rooms and serve as decorative elements. In combination with a warm and earthy palette of materials and colors this ends up being a very welcoming home. What’s also beautiful is the fact that these panels don’t completely block the connection between the rooms on either side. You can still peek through them and see the light and an abstract outline of what’s going on without being able to distinguish details, hence the privacy which is always important.