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Fabulous Remodeling of an Old Apartment From the 80s

By • Jan 25, 2018

This recent renovation of a flat in a 1980s building, and located in the city of Bigorrilho, Curitiba, Brazil, was carried out by the architectural firm Mário Sampaio. The apartment covers an area of 130 square meters, and is a space which has been renovated but, at the request of the client, preserved in its ground area. Only the living rooms were integrated to create a comfortable TV room for the enjoyment of the family.

Entrance hall lined in wood
Modern dining room with wooden chairs
Modern style dining room with circular table

A new element of transparent laminated plywood has been used, which is the articulating link of the intimate and social parts, with multiple functions: the aesthetic, because it brings a new aspect to the architecture of the place, transforming it; and the functional, because it covers both the exposed beams from the internal circulation as well as the irregularity of the room that remains after the demolition of two walls, an intermediate column, and the sliding door rail that isolates the intimate social area.

Bright living room decorated in black and white

It also has two cabinets that have been reused from the previous owner’s apartment, and which have been adapted and painted for the new decoration.

Detail of wooden wall decorated with pictures
Entrance to the TV lounge area

In all the social areas, in contrast to the wooden element, polished concrete was used for the floors. This same material has also been applied both on the walls and on the counter top.

Detail of the side table
TV area with comfortable white sofa
Detail of the TV cabinet in wood
Room decorated in white
Integrated closets in the room
Wood headboard details
Bathroom walls in concrete
Floor and walls of the bathroom in concrete
Sink with furniture in wood
Detail of the wooden sink
Bathroom with walls and floor in concrete
Detail of the concrete wall

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