Oak, Brazilian marble and three-dimensional fabrics are just three of the multiple material personalities of this apartment where fluidity reigns supreme

Based on the logic of flexibility, a concept with which we have been establishing a privileged relationship for some time now, the architect Leandro Garcìa has redesigned the spaces of an apartment in Curitiba, Brazil.

Cinza Apartment was born with the need to break the hinges of a static home, transforming it into a cohesive set of fluid spaces, adaptable to various uses and moments of life. An objective that the architect pursued by making use of two soft guidelines, because they are not rigorous, but extremely impactful: the color palette and a full-bodied variety of textures.

First of all, Garcìa worked on a series of adjustments relating to the configuration of the environments: more specifically, each micro-space available. Volumes and voids, proportions and alignments, symmetry. The architect's intervention on the height of the ceiling was also central, which was reduced in the first phase and in the name of a newfound fluidity.

Secondly, three volumes designed and created in two variants of Brazilian marble - black and gray - were positioned around which the entire layout of the apartment is organized, acting as figurative vanishing points and attachment pins for the entire chromatic project: colors and materials start right here.

The client wanted a chromatic palette sober, enhanced by a significant mix of textures meticulously identified to give every corner of the rooms a precise personality.

This is how the black and gray tones of the resin floor, the marble volumes and the ebonized oak carpentry draw the eye to light and relaxed elements such as carpets, furniture and fabrics.

The entire color scheme appears as a progressive shade, which starts in the kitchen, i.e. the darkest point of the entire home, and gradually relaxes. as you approach the sleeping area, where a bright total white reigns supreme.

National and international pieces, both vintage and contemporary, recruited all over the world, contribute to making the furnishings of the rooms personal and closely linked to the history of the owner family.

For the living area the architect chose the “Ela Sofa” by Arthur Casas for Etel and two vintage armchairs, one in iron and rattan and the other by José Zanine Caldas. Also present in the space are the "ZC2 Coffee Table" by José Zanine Caldas, the "Mocho Stool" by Sergio Rodrigues, and the vintage lights "Class" by Eurico Furio Dominici and "Akari 1A" by Isamu Noguchi.

The 1959 "Guarujá Table" with rosewood veneer top by Jorge Zalszupin, four vintage rosewood and rattan chairs and the "Big Bossa Pendant Lamp" by Fernando Prado for Lumini make up the dining area.

In the corridor leading to the suites, a goldsmith's table from the early 1900s serves as a console. In the suites, the concise selection of pieces highlights the handmade Pakistani carpets.

In the first suite, a pair of vintage rosewood coffee tables. In the second suite, a vintage chair by Geraldo de Barros, a "Kaiser Idell" lamp by Christian Idell and marble objects from the "Rituais Collection" by Leandro Garcia constitute the study and work area.