The 70 square meter (753 square foot) Humaita Apartment, in Porto Alegre (RS) Brazil, was designed by Renata Ramos for a young couple with specific demands. The purpose of the renovation was to open up the apartment creating visual lines between the social spaces, while adding storage throughout.

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The open area now serves three functions – living room, dining room, and kitchen. The living room features a black wall which helps disguise the TV and hides the hallway to the bedrooms. Another wall is used as a library to hold the couple’s book collection.

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A heavy concrete table in the dining room is paired with six thonet chairs.

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The bright, white kitchen has colorful tiles on the floor and matte white tiles on the walls.

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The office doubles as a guest bedroom when needed and has a multipurpose cabinet of storage for office supplies and guests’ belongings.

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The master bedroom utilizes geometric marquetry along one wall creating a headboard in warm tones.

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Photos by Marcelo Donadussi.