To intervene in a generous apartment, designed in 1950 by Cassiano Branco, can be a delicate job. With a generous built area of 310 m2 and innovative built solution for the time, the apartment presents three distinct areas – services, social and private.
Seventy years after its completion and never used as housing, it presents some lack of character and in need of modernization, both in terms of comfort standards as well as adaptation to new desires.
Spatial configuration was kept and circulation unified, allowing for a marked connection between the three mentioned areas. Formal barriers are eliminated, bringing light in and reaching for the desired unification of the whole.
At clients request and as a reminiscence of its original time, colour was brought in, used as a connection between past and present. In the end, it’s perceived that architecture, as life, it’s not only black and white.