Apartment Rio de Janeiro
Denílson Machado
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
RugsCasa Julio
Cite
Coffee tableJader Almeida
Bank Coffee table
DoorsCinex
MetalsDeca
BenchSergio Rodrigues Atelier

Product Spec Sheet
Rugs
Cite by Casa Julio
Coffee table
Bank Coffee table by Jader Almeida
Doors
by Cinex
Metals
by Deca

Apartment Rio de Janeiro

STUDIO GUILHERME TORRES as Architects

The renovation of this 112m² apartment was a challenge beyond its size: the owner of the residence, located in Rio de Janeiro, is a longtime friend of the architect Guilherme Torres. Denilson Machado, a photographer renowned for his architectural and interior records, wanted his home to have the atmosphere of an art gallery.

photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado

The project developed from this premise: to create a neutral base to frame the client's large collection of objects, books and works of art. The project, which initially had four bedrooms, was reduced to two: one became a closet and the other was open to the living room.

photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado

The coverings are minimalist and in light tones, with white walls and floors made of demolition peroba-rosa boards, designed precisely to receive the colorful, vivid and maximalist arts. The architecture is simple, but extremely well thought out. The collectible pieces form millimetrically thought out arrangements on a white canvas. “From there, we distributed the furniture and works in a setting that resulted in a maximalist contrast”, says the architect.

photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado

In the living room, the composition of rugs from Turkey and Pakistan brings movement and texture, in addition to helping to create a vibrant atmosphere that offers the perfect environment to receive the Otto 2.0 sofa in caramel leather and, in the dining area, the Jet table in Corian. white, furniture pieces also signed by Guilherme Torres. On the main wall, opposite the sofa, a large low built-in bookcase was installed to accommodate the client's entire collection of books.

photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado

The art collection shines, with works by names such as Burle Marx, Athos Bulcão, Adriana Varejão, Daniel Senise, Marepe and Rivane Neuenschwander, artists who are admired by Denílson, in addition to the designers who sign the furniture, as is the case of Guilherme Torres, Jader Almeida, Joaquim Tenreiro and Frenchman Jean Prouvé.

photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado

The kitchen is a separate chapter. Initially thought to be a green color block, it ended up with pink cabinets, a color that the customer loves, as well as the blue that dominates the closet.

Another customer characteristic is the elements brought from travel. The photographer has visited around 50 countries, from Nepal to Albania, from Iceland to Latvia, from Lithuania to Namibia.

photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado

The lighting was also made like in a museum, with lights directed to the works to enhance them and make them the center of attention of the space. When we see the final result of the renovation, we realize that the objective has been achieved. The residence carries many stories and memories, and that's what really turns the apartment into a home.

photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado
photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado
photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado
photo_credit Denílson Machado
Denílson Machado

Material Used:
1. Sofa "Otto", signed by Guilherme Torres
2. Pair of "U" chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro
3. Coffee table "Bank", by Jader Almeida
4. Rugs from Casa Julio.
5. On the pillar, work by Burle Marx
6. Armchair "Cite" by Jean Prouvé
7. Artworks by Adriana Varejão, Daniel Senise, Athos Bulcão and Marepe, among others.
8. I Colori di Venezia woodworking bench with a cement texture, serves as a sideboard, extends from the dining room to the end of the living room;
9. Parquet Nobre demolition peroba-rose floor
10. Low bed, in natural leather, designed by Guilherme Torres
11. Bench "Magrini", by Sergio Rodrigues.
12. Photos of scenes from India and Iceland taken by client and photographer Denílson Machado
13. Gray epoxy painted floor and ceiling
14. Pink cabinets made by Genoa Marcenaria, with Cinex doors
15. Dekton Aura lines the wall
16. Deca Metals

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