Brazilian architecture studio Alan Chu have renovated an apartment in São Paulo. The project was named ‘Ap Cobogó’ due to the traditional ceramic blocks (Cobogós) that were used in the renovation. Thanks to the modernist Brazilian architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, the Cobogós became popular and began to be used as an interior element in 1930s. By then, the Cobogós were made of cement only. With its popularization started to be molded with other materials such as clay, glass, ceramic and others. In this project, Cobogós are used as the main decoration element and architects explore its function through color, graphics and light effects. Partition walls and custom furniture were made from Cobogós. Other materials used were cement, rebarand and plywood. Take a look at the beauty of Cobogó.
Photos by Djan Chu