Today we are going to show an amazing apartment with stunning lighting designs in São Tomás in São Paulo, Brazil. The 400 m² apartment designed by Bauhaus architect Franz Heep had mid-century lighting and furniture that gave a unique touch to this beautiful construction.
30 year old Brazilian architect Felipe Hess together with Pia Quagliato breathed new life to this space, adding contemporary touch through the use of metal and concrete.
The renovated apartment, which was finished in 2015 and is now home to a young business couple and their prominent collection of contemporary art, was given only slight alterations to the initial floor plan originally drafted in the 1940’s, such as the glass and metal doors (made by the studio) to connect the dining area to the kitchen.
Otherwise, the existing marble wall and floors were kept intact to comfortably embrace two very simple concrete blocks that were created to offer practicality and beauty: while one of them has a built-in oven and sink, the other works as a little in-house garden for spices, with a modest lamp head leaning over it.
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The bathrooms received the most alterations to their original design with the fitting of ceramic tiles and concrete sinks in a serene palette of white and gray. All in all, the materials used also suggest a sense of continuity in the project, which seems to be an occurring detail in Hess’s work.
The flat’s authentic parquet floors and closets with their unique handles and doors were kept as they were, preserving the interior’s modernist style.
Plain metallic shelves and clean white walls cover the living rooms, laying out a blank space for the couple’s beautiful art collection to unfold its dynamics, paired with classic furniture from Brazil’s mid 50’s modernist wave sitting side by side with Danish classics and some anonymous finds.
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