Minimalist interior with eclectic decoration at apartment designed by Arquitetura National
The Kiev building is a project of architects from Arquitetura Nacional, Eduardo and Elen, who dreamed about living surrounded by family and the grandparents, the same way when they were kids. They were looking for a building situated near entertainment, shopping, cultural life and greenery. And the found it in a traditional district of Porto Alegre.
“The project provides excellent privacy: each unit occupies an entire floor, in a total of five apartments – each with 136,70m². The common areas are very optimized, freeing up space for the privacy of each resident. With the strategic location of wet areas – on both ends of the plan – there’s a great flexibility in the intimate area of the apartment. In a more traditional situation there is enough space for two bedrooms and a large suite. In a slightly different version, it can have a large suite with a dressing room connected to an office, for example. The chosen slab for the project was the flat, freeing the apartments from any interference beams – present only in the core circulation of the building, where they are not visible. The ceiling height is 2.8m in the social area, hallways and suite with exposed bare concrete slab. Only a few points of light fixtures were left purposely so that the ceiling was kept as clean as possible, thus valuing the indirect illumination. One of the highlights of the building are the main frames, which occupy the entire length of the façade facing the street. Each glass sheet has 3,2×2,4m and when open, the living room window has a span of 6.4m. To further enhance the feeling of spaciousness, the frames were fixed on the front of the beam – in this way, when open, not even the window tracks hide the great view,” say Eduardo and Elen, architects from Arquitetura National