The talented Brazilian architect Arthur Casas have redesigned a building’s penthouse from 70’s in Urca, Rio de Janeiro of Brazil.
The penthouse with a vintage feel, clean and simple, high level clean cut is situated between the sea and the famous Sugarloaf Mountain (in Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar), an area preserved for tourism, on a site of a virgin territory in terms of the authenticity of the grounds.
The site plans and facades of the house have been completely redesigned removing the maximum possible percentage of wall area and replacing it with transparent surfaces wherever possible.
A design language used in fixed furniture pieces such as the library bookshelves, exterior seating and the bathroom vanity tops, its long straight lines have a feeling of endlessness.
The open plan living room is connected to the terrace and stunning views, is to be flexible and cater for all activities be they private or socially inclined. Mobile boundary areas are also introduced through large hidden retractable partitions, which can reformat these open spaces into small private areas in an instant.
High quality and vintage furnitures with finishes, structural symmetry and plantations reminiscent the nostalgic world of Brazil in a contemporary way.
Photography by Matthieu Salvaing.