Concrete is a material more common in industrial buildings than in private homes because of its strength and relatively low cost, but MR 53 is a primarily concrete abode that nonetheless looks comfortable and appealing to live in. The home, which was designed by architecture studio BLOCO, is squat and broad, making it look starkly different from the homes that surround it in a suburban neighborhood of Brasilia.
If MR 53 looks like it adheres to the design styles of the 60s and 70s, that isn't a false assumption. The home was indeed originally built by renowned local architect Milton Ramos, but BLOCO retrofitted and redesigned the home to make it fall more squarely in line with the living situation of the current owner.
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