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Apartment 02 / Hugo Oliveira Arquitetura

Apartment 02 / Hugo Oliveira Arquitetura

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Asa Norte, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  110
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Photographs Photographs:  Haruo Mikami
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: DuPont, Electrolux, Legrand, Acer, Brastemp, CasaZ, Conceito Alphaville, Deca, Decortiles, Docol, Duratex, Eliane, Elétrica Capital, Essenza Design, LG, Lorenzetti, Madipê Pisos de Madeira, Mister Led, Samsung, San German, +5
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© Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the most iconic trio of residential buildings in Brasília, Apartment 02 has been completely renovated to meet the needs of the owners. The main points of the project were the open plan, restoration of the exposed concrete, and the functionality of spaces and elements.

© Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

The building is part of an architectural complex on 107 North block, imagined by Architect Mayumi Watanabe. Constructed in 1968, its outdoor area is very popular as a photographic location in the city, ranging from clothing line launches to wedding photos. The attraction is easily explained by its unique design and brutalist style, which contrasts with most residential buildings in Brasilia's “wings”.

© Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

To incorporate the building's identity into the apartment, in a natural way, the wall coverings were removed and the internal exposed concrete was restored. The almost absence of beams and columns inside the apartment was crucial in creating the desired open plan, joining the dining room, kitchen, office, living room, and laundry area in one big room. The kitchen island was designed to entertain guests, creating an informal atmosphere. Open shelves were used to separate the social and service area, thus making good use of the natural lighting and ventilation.

© Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

In addition to concrete, another widely explored material was wood. The floor was assembled in a chevron style with brazilian wood planks, running uninterruptedly throughout the apartment, except for the bathrooms and laundry area. Functionality was key in defining the layout, coverings, equipment and furniture. Such items were chosen based on ease of use, cleaning and ergonomics. In the end, the visual permeability and design simplicity brought a pleasant feeling of lightness, spaciousness and well-being to the occupants.

© Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

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Address:Asa Norte Superquadra Norte 107 - Asa Norte, Brasília - DF, 70743-000, Brazil

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Cite: "Apartment 02 / Hugo Oliveira Arquitetura" [Apartamento 02 / Hugo Oliveira Arquitetura] 22 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/963692/apartment-02-hugo-oliveira-arquitetura> ISSN 0719-8884

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