Designing a house in a slope and trapezoidal land in Perdizes neighborhood seemed, at first, a big challenge. However, with two fronts, the land facilitated well determined flows to the house: it was designed a social entrance, only for walkers, on the highest level and with access through the living area (with living room and kitchen integrated and facing both gardens) and another, for service, on the lowest part, hosting garage and laundry.
One of the most important architects in Brazil, Dado Castello Branco announces his participation in CASACOR São Paulo with the Clock House. The exhibition, in its 32nd edition, happens between May 22 and July 29. Inspired by the townhouses of Amsterdam and London, Dado brought, in 283m², a sophisticated concept of integration and multifunctionality for the ambience. “For the second time in these almost 20 years that I have participated in CASACOR, we have built a house from scratch, a full project of architecture and decoration.
“If a straight line is the shortest path between two points, the curve is what makes the concrete find infinity.” With this sentence from our honorable Oscar Niemeyer, we introduce this duplex in Moema, that had the entire upper floor refurbished in order to serve the needs of a young couple that loves to cook and receive people. The design started with a great curved wood panel that begins in front of the stairs, goes through the whole living room up to the kitchen, integrating all the rooms. Besides bringing movement and dynamics due its curves, the panel is also very functional, composing the toilet (that used to occupy part of the kitchen area), doors that reveal a built-in workbench, a niche furniture on which the television, which can be moved through the trails, can be totally hidden and, finally, the high kitchen cabinets.
Thought as the continuity of the “chaperon vert” quarter in Gentilly on the outskirts of Paris this housing project brings the right proportion of green and built spaces in a direct dialog with the neighboring buildings. The project prioritizes pedestrian use and sustainable transportations (Bikes, seaways, pedestrians, etc…) in continuity with the “aqueduc de la vanne” pedestrian walkway that goes through the city of Gentilly.
These 61 apartments are distributed in three 5 story buildings and three single houses. The façades of these 8 buildings ensemble are entirely made of cream-colored bricks. Two different textures of bricks are used, the first two floors are made of an unevenly textured brick marking the base of the building. The rest of the façades are made from a classical cream-colored brick.
8-23-VI is a monochromatic pavilion designed for the residents of entrance VI, Block 23, in the 8th district of Gldani – a vast Soviet-built housing district in Tbilisi, Georgia. Commissioned as part of a collaboration with the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, 8-23-VI utilises the temporal format of the biennial to catalyse a permanent and public pavilion, with a perimeter of rotating panels that mediate between public and private territories.