The architect Mona Singal and Rafael Zalc designed the RJ apartment in São Paulo, Brazil, which embodies the national design aesthetic. This 70 square meter property, the second home of a family from Israel, overlooks the Monument of Latin America.
The color palette plays darker steel grays from lighter wood paneling and a cement floor to give the space a sense of gravity and dramatic contrast. In the dining room, the Equilibrio dining table was specially made by the architects for this project from goat wood and brass. The kitchen and living room are designed in an open plan to increase the available social space, while large wooden panels hide the service sections – like the washing machine – in front of the main entrance.
Among the materials unique in the region, a branch to Cabreúva wood was used for the dark gray lacquer and brass details of the apartment in the living room cupboard. Granite with a brushed surface was used in the kitchen and service area, while concrete was chosen for the beams that separate the terrace from the living room and other areas.