Situated in a rather unique building dating back to 1968, this apartment from Brazil recently went through a complete renovation courtesy of studio Hugo Oliveira Arquitetura. One of the goals throughout this project was to get the apartment to reflect the building’s brutalist architecture. In order to do that, the team stripped down the walls and exposed the beautiful concrete underneath.
The exposed concrete on the walls gives the apartment this gorgeous rugged appearance which goes perfectly with the overall style of the building. Of course, raw concrete is not the most welcoming of materials so to balance it out the team also introduced this beautiful wooden floor. The floor features a chevron pattern which adds a classical and timeless feel to the space.
The fact that the apartment had very few support beams and columns that could get in the way of creating an open floor plan was perfect for the plan that the designers had in mind. They connected the living room, kitchen, dining area, home office and laundry room in a single large space. This helps the apartment to look very airy and spacious and it also creates a perfect setup for entertaining guests.
Photographs: Haruo Mikami