Solo Arquitetos - A Brazilian office space with light wood details / by Juliana Sampaio


Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos has finished a timber company's offices with its own pale wood products, helping to keep the space light and bright while showing off the merchandise.

The project was completed for Frank Madeiras, a timber company headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil, with local studio Solo Arquitetos leading the renovation work. 

The firm redesigned the administrative offices to showcase the company's products, using the plywood boards made of pine on portions of the walls, ceiling and furniture pieces.


Large expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows were left unblocked, to allow as much natural light as possible into space. With a square floor plan, the offices comprise an entry corridor lined in wooden slatted boards. This leads to an open-plan work area and a small dining area, with a galley-style kitchen across one side.


A new, internal volume informs the layout and guides foot traffic around the perimeter. A boardroom and private desk are housed within the unit, with windowed walls that let sunlight pass through to the darkest nooks of the office and back towards the entrance.


The renovation by Solo Arquitetos also showcases the Frank Madeiras offices' panoramic views of Barigui Park, one of the largest in Curitiba, as there are hardly any window coverings.

White walls, black accents, and grey ceramic tile and carpet flooring all contrast with the wood's natural tone, and finish off the minimal space.


First seen on Dezeen