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A nation littered with spectacular midcentury and brutalist architecture, we head to Brazil to explore an old build, carefully and respectfully made new. The 1940s São Tomás building in São Paulo, originally built by Franz Heep, plays home to an extraordinary apartment designed for a young couple looking for a space to display their extensive art collection. 400 square meters to work with, architect Felipe Hess sensitively remodelled the apartment, retaining the original layout, wooden flooring and marble walls. Filling the rooms with Danish and Brazilian ’50s furniture, the cool palette of the era plays the perfect partner to the resident’s bold and contemporary artworks which have become an integral part of the space rather than mere decoration. A seamless meeting of two worlds, the incredible interior is matched by an equally stunning view; a large balcony looking out over the city, appropriately pointed towards two Oscar Niemeyer icons, the Copan and Edificio Eiffel. See and read more over at Yatzer.

Words by Lena Dystant
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