The stock market has taken notice of new projects in Brazil, and a few major builders have had success. Matos Realty Investments sold out three of its projects in a week and one in a single day, but is worried about the shortage of construction materials. The company’s projects are mostly in the Barra da Tijuca beach zone west of Rio, which hosted the bulk of the Olympic events in 2016. Brazil’s major builders have been among the top gainers in the last two years, supported by the $41 billion low-income housing program.
Rio Grande do Norte
In the Northeast of Brazil, a city known as Maracajau is located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It is part of the Northeast Region, one of five official political regions of Brazil. This region is also known as the Nordeste (socio-geographic division).
This beautiful apartment house is located in Sao Paulo’s Itaim Bibi neighborhood. Designed by the Brazilian architectural firm Tria Arquitetura under the supervision of Marina Cardoso de Almeida and Sarah Bonanno, the apartment boasts a unique layout. This is a great place to live for those who love urban conveniences. The apartment includes three suites and four vacancies plus deposit. The apartments offer excellent value for money, and there is plenty of space and fine finishes.
The average price of a building plot in Thisaim Bibi is BRL 10,000 per square meter, with construction costs ranging from BRL 2,000 to BRL10,000 per square meter. Prices in the neighborhood vary greatly by building, street, year, and finish. The prices of apartments in new developments are up to BRL 22,000 per square meter. The prices here are higher than those of other areas in the city.
The architects at Casa100 Arquitetura in Sao Paulo have created a minimalist and compact apartment for a thirty-something man. This apartment is 24 square meters in size, which is about 258 square feet, but it still feels like a hotel. Its minimalist interior design and limited color palette allow the architecture to speak for itself. A sliding glass screen in the bathroom allows natural light to stream in.
The design of the apartment house warehouse is simple, with a small balcony, desk, and small lounge. A wall of glass illuminates the entire interior. Due to a tight budget, the interior is kept minimal and spare. The apartment is also designed for people to work from home, so a work space for one person is necessary. The studio is open to the public, and the owners of this space will be able to collaborate with local artists and other professionals to make it work.
The Bento House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was designed by FCstudio and built for a young couple with two daughters. The design establishes two distinct relationships to its surroundings: one as discrete as its street elevation, and the other as a spacious oasis in the middle of the city. The design of the apartment is a mixture of modern and traditional features, with a minimalist facade and large carport.
The apartment houses social spaces, such as the dining room and kitchen, while separating private rooms and bathrooms. The architect, Flavio Castro, created continuous wall-mounted shelves with the top shelf at the same level as the kitchen countertop. The result is a sleek, modern design that feels rooted in tradition while also being aesthetically sophisticated. The project was a collaborative effort with the owner, who requested that the design be based on his own lifestyle.