Here’s one for the concrete lovers: Over in São Paulo, a revamped apartment unit in the 1961-built Edifício Copan, designed by Brazilian modernist Oscar Niemeyer, has been stripped back to showcase its concrete walls and ribbed ceiling in all their industrial glory.
Architects at local firm SuperLimão were originally tasked with creating one, open-plan space, but due to structural requirements, they opted to create three long spaces separated by concrete walls with large openings. The result still achieves a bright, airy effect, with gleaming granite floors and concrete a brise-soleil filtering light into the living space and bedroom.
Furnishings also take on an industrial look, featuring lighting in galvanized steel tubes, plus steel shelving and kitchen cabinetry. A ton of vibrant colors make it all feel less harsh and more fun. Take a look.