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Integrated spaces at Lourdes Apartment, Brazil

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Brazilian architectural practice, David Guerra Architecture and Interior, have designed the Lourdes Apartment project. Completed in 2011, the luxury family home was designed for a couple with three children, and can be found in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

According to the architects: “This large apartment, situated in Lourdes, one of the most charming areas of Belo Horizonte, was designed to accommodate a young family. The idea was to integrate the spaces and uses. The living room, in addition to receiving friends with elegance and comfort, is also a place to watch a movie at home that is integrated with the bar, with a large comfortable carpet and a low coffee table, giving people freedom to staying the way they prefer.

“The choice of the square table in the dining room was to make the conversation all participatory in the family meals.

“In the TV room, the panel in black lacquer and the black mobile were designed to mask the several electronics equipment of the owner and also to compose with the old General Electric refrigerator inherited from her grandmother, which was optimised for wine temperature. The black leather sofa and the option not to use a coffee table, but only support tables, was to give freedom to children.

“The integration of spaces – living room, bar, dining room, TV room and balcony – bring lightness and fluidity to the interior design space. The decor, with a mix of colours, materials, textures and style, brings the private universe of the owner, always adept of the timeless good things that always remain stylish. Blends of natural linens, leather, different shades of wood, polished marble, rustic granite, steel and acrylic. Various shades of beige, brown, and black create an ambience both modern and cozy, which is enhanced by lighting, and chandelier in the dinner area. With furniture by famous international designers – like Le Corbusier, Vico Magistretti and Jaime Tresserra – and Brazilians – as Sergio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin and Alfo Lisi – plus beautiful works of art and objects with different styles and stories – like the Sévres porcelain from the XVIII century, a General Electric refrigerator and sewing machine – both from her grandmother and the wooden horse, reminder of the childhood days at the farm – complete, with personality, this apartment décor.”

Images courtesy of Jomar Bragança

Images courtesy of Jomar Bragança

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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June 24, 2013 | Property | View comments

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