A Renovated Apartment in Buenos Aires

Remy arquitectos partnered with MYOO on the renovation of the 150 square meter (1615 square foot) Gascon apartment in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The interior was immediately emptied to get a better idea of the space they were working with and that led to the relocation of the staircase.


By moving the stairs to a perimeter wall, they were able to open up the first floor and give the mezzanine level a new look. A horizontal steel structure acts as a railing and a desk, while allowing light to filter through to the upper level.


The floating stairs add visual interest to the space without overwhelming the room. Larger platforms complete the staircase at the bottom and transition to the grey stained oak floors.



The kitchen features dark grey lacquered cabinets that are paired with black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.



Sliding glass doors extend the kitchen to the private outdoor terrace, while the living room expands through the larger folding doors.




Pivoting wood panels add privacy to the upstairs multi-furntion room and create light patterns on the wall leading up the stairs.



Black wood marble was installed behind the bathtub to add texture to the bathroom. Black granite slate was used on the floor contrasting the white concrete walls and white Silestone sinks.


Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.