Industrial Apartment With Big City Views

This industrial apartment is only 50 square meters but it's totally comfortable and is zoned smart

This industrial apartment is only 50 square meters but it's totally comfortable and is zoned smart

Mona Singal, architect/partner of Rua 141, and architect Rafael Zalc collaborated on an apartment in São Paulo, Brazil that desperately needed a new layout. Apartment RZ is a mere 50-square-meters which meant great detail was given to how the space was used, and we think that the architects did a great job while renovating it.

The balcony was enclosed to make more space and when the walls and framing were removed, concrete and metal pipes were left exposed. The original bathroom was enlarged by taking 30cm from the main space to make it more functional. The dining space was fully glazed to enjoy the big city views, and the bench was continued to become a cool custom desk, so a person sitting at it enjoys the views too. The living room is presented with a large sofa with an industrial feel, which is standing next to the kitchen island. The kitchen is compact and done with sleek black cabinets plus the bespoke kitchen island with a concrete countertop.

A floor to ceiling shelving unit made of rebar was constructed for both storage and to act as a divider between the living room and the bedroom. Those unfinished details became the basis for the design as they reimagined materials for different purposes, like the pipes in the chandelier, concrete slabs on the walls, rebar for the bookshelves, and a tarp to make the headboard.

The architects and designers managed to use each inch of space to advantage and got maximum of the views, here’s a fine example of how to squeeze everything necessary in a small dwelling without compromising style or functionality.

The dining space is located by a glazed wall to enjoy the views as much as possible

The dining space is located by a glazed wall to enjoy the views as much as possible

The bench used for dining is continued and becomes a custom made desk

The bench used for dining is continued and becomes a custom made desk

The desk allows enjoying the views too thanks to its location

The desk allows enjoying the views too thanks to its location

Concrete and metal decor brings an industrial feel

Concrete and metal decor brings an industrial feel

Look at this gorgeous upcycled chandelier created right for the space

Look at this gorgeous upcycled chandelier created right for the space

The living space is represented with an industrial sofa and a couple of coffee tables

The living space is represented with an industrial sofa and a couple of coffee tables

The kitchen is done with sleek black cabinets and a wooden kitchen island with a concrete top

The kitchen is done with sleek black cabinets and a wooden kitchen island with a concrete top

The floor to ceiling shelving unit divides the spaces and hides the sleeping zone

The floor to ceiling shelving unit divides the spaces and hides the sleeping zone

There's a large bed with a comfy upholstered headboard and metal and wood bedside tables

There's a large bed with a comfy upholstered headboard and metal and wood bedside tables

The bathroom was enlarged to make it more comfortable and welcoming

The bathroom was enlarged to make it more comfortable and welcoming

Source: design-milk