The COBOGO Apartment was renovated by the architect Filipe Ramos to create a more open layout in which the interior walls were removed and some of the original elements were preserved to add an industrial touch to the setting.
The apartment spreads over a surface of 613 square feet and it is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the main feature being the concrete brick wall that separates the bedroom from the living area while still maintaining a visual connection between them. The bricks in the dividing wall are called “cobogo” and they are used extensively in the contemporary Brazilian design.
The windows were completely replaced and new millwork was added, while the hardwood parquet floors were maintained but with an ebonized finish to create a contrasting tone to the predominantly white ambiance, one that allows the brown shades to act as a transition element. The living area is enriched with the addition of a diverse choice of art pieces ranging from abstract to impressionistic ones.