The 500 square meter (approx. 5381 square foot) AQH apartment in São Paulo, Brazil was designed by Coletivo Architects who were tasked with transforming a neoclassical apartment into a contemporary space. To achieve the result, they knocked walls down and reconfigured the layout so that the interior would have better flow.
The homeowners wanted to live in a space where they could be living with art and nature, so the rooms are filled with designer pieces and artwork, as well as natural elements.
Throughout the design, exposed concrete, limestone, stainless steel, and oak wood were used to create a cohesive and modern interior, just like the owners requested.
A TV room can be closed off to watch movies while freeing up the larger living room when needed. A sliding wall disappears when they want the entire space opened up.
The balcony was filled with greenery, including fruit trees and various plants giving the feeling of nature in the city.
Photos by Rui Teixeira.