It’s the remodeling and interior design project of an apartment acquired by the client in the building’s final stage of construction. A three bedroom turned into two bedroom to make room for a tv room/home office and expand the dinning room.
The kitchen originally closed, was integrated to the living room, as well as the porch. We designed a cement counter between the kitchen and the porch which, aside from gaining cupboard space underneath it, allowed a daily use of the porch as a breakfast area, afternoon snacks, or even simply allowing guests to chat with whoever is working in the kitchen!
The ceramic tiles of the floor were replaced by parquet of “peroba”, an extinct hard wood, rescued from a demolition. The shelves that separate the dinning room from the tv room/home office is concealed by a purple fabric curtain guaranteeing privacy to the tv room whenever necessary, making it intimate and cozy. The low ceiling, painted in a dark graphite color, hides previously exposed plumbing.
Every corner of the master bedroom was used, optimizing its space with the creation of closets and a dresser. On the porch, a bathtub was required by the client. To achieve a spa-like atmosphere, a deck with black ecologic wood was used. Concrete textured was used throughout the whole apartment, a conceptual base of the project.
The idea was to create an atmosphere both dense and relaxed with integrated spaces.Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Architect: Simples Arquitetura / Natália Botelho and Paola Corteletti
Photographer: Gustavo Xavier