Apartamento JK is a minimalist apartment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, designed by Daniel Assis. The 67sq.m apartment is located on Conjunto JK, an architectural ensemble designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1951. The main intervention was removing all walls, turning the original two bedroom plan into one bedroom with integrated kitchen and living room. The idea was creating a neutral canvas for the owner’s mid-century modern design collection.
The original parquet floor was whitewashed to contrast the darker tones of the rosewood, present in all the furniture. Apartmento JK is furnished with pieces by famed local modernist designers, such as Geraldo de Barros, Michel Arnoult and Jorge Zalszupin. Conjunto JK is a heritage-listed building and a testament to Niemeyer’s brilliance. It remains the largest residential building in Belo Horizonte, with 1086 units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms.
Photography by Rodrigo Moterani