Giuliano Marchiorato Arquitetos designs mid-century modern apartment with playful twist
Clients, a young couple with love for architecture and design, asked Giuliano Marchiorato Arquitetos to design their future home, a duplex apartment, located in a prime area of Curitiba, Brazil. The brief was clear – wood, lightness, and color.
“We found an apartment with a floor plan with well-spaced environments but with some minor problems. The staircase leading to the upper floor was poorly installed. From the problem, we created a solution – the staircase as the heart of the project, with references to great architectural work. We designed a unique staircase, a single piece, without joints, encrusted between walls with its color that looks attentive, yellow alluding to Brazilian’s and contemporaneity. The social area is fully integrated, reinforcing the idea of cosmopolitan life. Based on elements such as slatted wood in laurel-freijó and a palette of monochromatic color of ashes, the Brazilian design furniture shine in the space. It is worth noting that all furniture is composed by Brazilian designers such as Jader Almeida, Bola Studio, Bruno Faucz, Ana Neute, among others. Still, on the social area, the balcony and barbecue were integrated into the internal area of the apartment forming a black block of black granite. The kitchen is integrated into the social area, with wood tones and gray Corian, following the idea of few elements. The intimate area is comprised of 3 suites and a home office. The master suite follows the main elements of the apartment, but with some peculiarities. The headboard in natural leather in brown color brings the necessary comfort, the cement walls allude to the cosmopolitan life of the couple. Other suites are designed for guests, but the architect and clients have already designed furniture that can be easily adapted for children. For example the suite 01 that has been designed to be a baby changer. The apartment is surrounded by works of art, a mix of great local artists like Carlos Eduardo Zimmerman, APOC Studio, Toco-oco and pieces purchased in the trips of the couple to Africa, Europe and Middle East countries,” explains Giuliano Marchiorato