Brazilian firm Bernardes Arquitetura has renovated a beachside Hotel Arpoador in Rio de Janeiro.
The renovation goes beyond the idea of a cozy hotel, building an inviting space, where interior and exterior are blended.
The facade is composed of a large wooden panel loose from the structure, which frames the views for those who see from within and creates a subtle order for the building.
On the top floor, the terrace presents a triangular pool with sea views. On the side overlooking the city, a space dedicated to wellness with a sauna, room for massage, and another for exercises. The Arpoador offers 49 rooms.