metamoorfose studio unveils fluid urban apartment 


metamoorfose studio has designed a flexible two-bedroom apartment set within the urban fabric of sao paulo, in brazil. the design generates an open interior and separates it with adaptable partitions and curtains, creating a wide range of different settings within the same space, and offering privacy when necessary. 

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all images by maira acayaba



unified spaces accentuated by neutral colors and textures

the newly formed layout by metamoorfose studio unifies all common areas, integrating some necessary partition elements to provide privacy. in order to redistribute the space, the designers decided to demolish one of the pre-existing bedrooms thus expanding the main living room, as well as the remaining bedroom. through this recent intervention, this fluid living/sleeping area connects to the balcony which is now used as a dining room.


when closed, the curtain partition conceals the bed, while adding a prominent visual element to the living room. once it’s opened, it integrates seamlessly into the interior. the designers have opted for a neutral color palette throughout the space, in both horizontal and vertical planes. gradient tones and varied textures enhance the character of the apartment in a delicate way. the furniture highlights the concept of alternating environments, with its homogenous surfaces complementing the subtle transition from one space to another. 

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project info:


name: flexible urban apartment
designers: metamoorfose studio
project team: andre procópio, aline d’avola, nana pererira
location: sao paulo, brazil
photography: maira acayaba



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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom