Architects Felipe Hess and Renata Pedrosa have masterfully converted this original Oscar Niemeyer space into a refurbished contemporary loft. Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the original 140sqm Oscar Niemeyer creation was completely demolished, except for the columns and shafts, before the duo undertook the new build division. Taking on great challenge such as the refurbishment of a Niemeyer is no mean feat. And we are more than impressed with the outcome. The project set about transforming the original three-bedroom interior into an open loft with no permanent partitions. Felipe Hess and Renata Pedrosa, introduced a central block to the space to divide the private and social spaces. The main divide cleverly houses linen and closets on one side, with the other side hosting an extensive shelving system and built in concrete bench. The entire space encompasses raw, exposed concrete with stark white walls and exposed piping. These industrial finishes perfectly merge with the wide floor boards and wooden shelves which introduce a sense of warmth to the space, resulting in an interior that captures both the aesthetic of modern loft living with the ambience of contemporary living. The expansive view of the skyline through the windows also allows for ample natural light to flood through the loft. The fact that there are no barriers, or walls in the structural design also aids in the open fluid concept of the space. Steel robust open-able sliding side doors act as dividers, which once opened become one with the exposed column and act as part of the design neatly folded on either side. The exposed columns and slabs have all been retained from the original structure, which help to preserves the architectural importance of the space. Opposite the main bedroom stands an original concrete wall from the 50-year-old historical building, with all the flaws left untouched.