Flavio Castro of FC Studio took this compartmentalized, family apartment and turned it into the perfect space for a young, single person in advertising. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the Maranhão Apartment now has one large open space to house the living room, TV room, and kitchen, instead of having them divided up as they were before.

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Thanks to the removal of walls, the space looks massive. The long, horizontal shelves help elongate the space, as does the continuation of the same lines into the kitchen.

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

Instead of sticking to just one color or finish, they went with several shades of blue to cover the kitchen cabinets, including the refrigerator.

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

Four Tom Dixon Beat Lights hang above the dining table, breaking up the huge space and its all-white ceiling.

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

They incorporated plenty of wood and concrete into the space, but they’ve balanced it out with punches of color, like the bright yellow chairs, blue cabinets, and multicolored cube lights.

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

The TV room is outfitted with wooden, L-shaped bookshelves.

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

Family Apartment Becomes A Spacious Apartment for One in main interior design architecture  Category

Photos by Pedro Kok.