Apartamento Leblon is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was designed by Felipe Hess Arquitetura. The idea was to bring light and welcoming atmosphere, much of which is expected from one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city of Rio. A peaceful touch, but modernist, romantic, but no less authentic.
The 190m² space area is designed for a family of three with children. The architect made a complete renovation of the space. The floor and cabinets of the apartment are made of light oak, and some fabrics and linens are added to the curtains and cabinets.
The space has a minimalist atmosphere, dominated by neutral tones and by an open plan in which vintage and contemporary pieces coexist.
The front area of the Apartamento Leblon by Felipe Hess Arquitetura is simple but full of identity. With a rectangular relief below the windows, the entrance gains prominence using materials such as glass and aluminum.
The roof solarium – another modernist feature that is incorporated into the project – gave the building the possibility to enjoy the city view.
The living room has a large curved glass wall with sea views. Hess emphasized the existing curved language and added wooden benches that mimic its shape. The result is a multi-purpose space, perfect for sun-shading siesta and early morning coffee hangouts.
The adjacent dining area has a heavy solid wood table-the brightness of the Noguchi ceiling lamp above and the exquisiteness of the Cantu dining chair by another famous Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues partially offset its heaviness.
Cladding such as slate and flagstones constituted the facade, which includes planters covered with tiles and with plants that stand out among the subtle colors of the cladding with simplicity and delicacy.
Photography: Fran Parente