Walnut and concrete wrap this “gallery apartment” in Sao Paulo by BC Arquitetos

Monolithic concrete columns and walnut panelling create a backdrop for an extensive collection of mid-20th century Brazilian art and design in this 1970s São Paulo apartment renovation by BC Arquitetos.

Located in a 1970s building in the traditional Jardins neighbourhood of São Paulo, the 230-square-metre DN Apartment was created for a landscape architect client.

Walnut panelling features in the apartment

When designing the space, BC Arquitetos – led by Bruno Carvalho and Camila Avelar – was influenced by the work of Brazilian modernist and landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

The layout was guided by the apartment’s original faceted concrete columns,

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