This attractive apartment is located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, a residence of a young couple was transformed by Ambidestro architects. The owners are often invited friends, so the architects wanted above all to organize a high-quality daily zone. They kept the concrete columns, leaping through space and added a black multi-block. The contrast immediately attracts attention and intrigues.
The architects decided to create a multifunctional dark block which functions range from the apartment entrance, creating a small transition tunnel already on arrival, headgear, cabinet, barbecue and even a wine storage (one of the customer’s passions). The dark block stands out in space and joins with a floating buffet that supports dinner and barbecue area. The controversial pillar in the center of space becomes a structural component of the dining table.
The contrast of the dark block is given by the gray curtain of mass lining the opposite wall. The union of these two blocks is given by the exposed structure under the dining table. Indirect lighting creates a cozy and elegant atmosphere, and industrial spotlights make the apartment entrance as an illuminated gallery. In the master suite, the architects tried to use the same concept, of one ultifunctional block, thereby creating a smooth and neutral environment. Finally, working with fine materials, textures and unusual scenarios, in this project, AMBIDESTRO, aspires a simple and elegant architecture, capable of reflecting the lifestyle and preferences of its clients. Photography by Andre Nery