With a very segmented original plan, the project for the renovation of this apartment united the spaces and integrated the entire private area. The family nucleus consists of the children’s suites, joined in a large suite – with the possibility of conversion for two in the future -, the couple’s suite and a private living room. A continuous circulation axis, all covered in wooden panels, was created between the living and dining room and the private area, giving access to the office and the service areas. In the dining room, a light stainless steel bookcase on the sideboard with a mirror in the background reflects the landscape of the Guanabara Bay and the Sugarloaf Mountain.
The materials were chosen considering the concepts of technology, lightness, and contemporaneity. Corian was used in all wet areas, from the kitchen and laundry to the bathrooms of the suites. The floor of the entire apartment is of gray granite in large slabs, to enlarge the environments and provoke the sensation of continuity. The granite used is a Brazilian natural stone in shades of warm gray and sand tones, and the mat finish used in the apartment seeks its most natural state. The wood used in the panels and joinery of the rooms is the natural Freijó wood in honey tone, which contrasts with the floor, warms, and gives comfort.
The pieces of furniture were chosen by the clients, a young family with two small children, combining the design of the 1950s with a contemporary aesthetic. In the living room, the Presidential armchairs, the Guanabara dining table, and the Senior armchairs were designed by Jorge Zalszupin and reissued by Etel. Bernardes Arquitetura designed both coffee tables in partnership with Etel. The curved sofa was also designed by the office, in collaboration with the upholsterer Carlos Rosa. The solid wood log sideboard is an essential element that joins living and dining and serves as a support for both spaces. The kitchen was designed to be clean and practical, combining technology and design, at the request of customers, with Gaggenau equipment, furniture from Valcucine, and a lunch table in solid and stainless Freijó wood, designed by Bernardes Arquitetura.