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Mena Barreto, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

Almost 500 m² of built area, in addition to the external patio area.



Once upon a time, there was an old and deteriorated mansion on the busy Rua Mena Barreto that was transformed into an enchanted little school to receive the little Apprentices!
With a complex program and little time for the project, it was a challenge we took on with the dear members of Aprendiz. 
Approximately 500 m² of built area, in addition to the external area of the patios. The project took place at the same time that the work began. The entire internal configuration of the house was dismantled and a completely new layout was proposed. New stairs, verandas, bathrooms, everything was strategically positioned to make the intense day-to-day life of the school fluid and organized. Comfortable rooms, well lit and airy. The use of natural lighting was the basic premise of the project. The school has a front yard, a side yard and a wider one at the back of the house. The nursery area is our favorite corner that has received several updates over the last few years. The Aprendiz team is very dedicated and is always looking for the best for their little ones. 
I feel immensely grateful to be part of this beautiful story.

Thank you, Apprentice!




Tati Gonçalves

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