An infinity pool crowns the 12-story Emiliano Rio de Janeiro to reveal Copacabana Beach views.
Traditional cobogo bricks cover the hotel’s exterior, which can either open to the beachfront or be closed for privacy.
A screen in the calming lobby seating area hints at the cobogo brick-clad façade.
A ceiling light in the lobby refers to the shape of the city’s mountains, while the bar counter is made from a single tree trunk that has been cut in half.
Traditional and modern Brazilian furniture in green and natural tones, stone, and leather mingle in the lobby and bar area.
Brazilian artist and landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s artistic mural defines the reception area and informs much of the design scheme.
LEDs emit a soft light from the wooden curved square plates that envelop the walls of the intimate living room.
A lush vertical garden that recalls the nearby Atlantic Forest wraps a seating alcove in Emiliano restaurant.
Elevator bank walls are crafted from overlapping wooden boards creating amorphous forms that celebrate Brazilian architecture.
Emiliano Rio de Janeiro infinity pool