A Deteriorating 1950s Apartment in São Paulo Gets Revamped

Mana arquitetura transforms an old, cramped apartment into a plant-filled urban oasis in Brazil’s most populous city.

One look at Apartment nº205 in downtown São Paulo and it’s clear that the homeowner has a passion for plants. When the brief came through for architect Ana Carolina de Siqueira and interior designer Carla de Souza Campos of Mana arquitetura, the creative duo knew that incorporating greenery throughout the 1,485-square-foot apartment would be paramount to the project.