A top floor apartment in an iconic 1950’s building in São Paulo, Brazil was in need of a major update for today’s lifestyle. Architect Filipe Ramos was hired to tend to the needs of the owner, a young man, who works from home several days a week and also travels quite a bit.
The original concrete slabs were kept intact and exposed as they work just as well today as then did in the 1950s.
Large scale furniture was used as the space is open and the owner likes to throw parties where plenty of seating is needed. There’s also room for a dance floor if the mood strikes.
The dining room is a step up from the living room and features black stained concrete floors.
A Jean Prouvé Potence Lamp was installed on a concrete column and it can be moved from the living room to the other side wherever light is needed.
Ramos designed the desk with wheels on it in case the owner wants to move it around. White shelves were installed to hold toys and collectibles that he brings back from his travels.
Photos by Maira Acayaba.