This studio was built in the heart of an artistic neighborhood, where street walls and galleries offer a great variety of expressions and occupational forms. As it is situated in a place marked by frequent floods, its creation offered many challenges.
Higienopolis neighborhood, in São Paulo, is marked by its 50/60’s intense edification’s, generously sized apartments, a remarkable architecture and a significant green area.
Therefore, the project intends to reinforce the prominence of the neighborhood, not denying, but opening up to this built landscape and simultaneously allowing the neighborhood to penetrate the intern spaces.
The P house is a puzzle game. Rotating three volumes around one nucleus generated not only a particular spatial dynamic, but also different visual relations between empty and full, between the private and semiprivate areas and the view of the city.
The entire project was built under 150m2 of re-used cardboard structures and paper packaging. After the exhibition, the space was 100% recycled. This is a conceptual aesthetic clinic that contains 7 rooms for body and facial aesthetic services, plus a reception lounge and a corridor.
The housing project and urban plan Heliópolis Gleba H, in Heliópolis, one of the biggest favela in Brazil with over than 130.000 people in São Paulo, the biggest city of Latin America, is the second of Brazilian architectural firm Vigliecca & Associados at this community. The first one, called Heliópolis Gleba A (2012), became a reference to the dwellers, who asked for similar houses when a new housing development was announced. They considered the apartments’ wide service area as one of the projects highlights that contributes to quality of life.
When she saw the 2,500 m² lot at the top of the Morumbi hills, in São Paulo, the architect Monica Drucker knew that she had found the ideal spot for her client’s residence. The area harmonized the view to the urban skyline with the tranquility of a tree-lined street, in addition to excellent privacy conditions assured by the 1.5 m unevenness relative to the street. In the project, it is possible to identify elements of the Paulista modernism repertoire, such as the horizontal windows, the overhangs, the rigid lines in angles and whiteness. The construction preserved the existing trees and bamboos defining the entrance, enhancing the volume, the 3.60 m overhangs and the transparent frames.
A bookstore with a meeting place. This was the main premise of the architectural project of the bookstore Livraria Cultura at Iguatemi. More than just merely a place to shop, the store is inviting to stay and hang-out. Thus, we sought for visitors to not only find a book that they might be looking for, but rather that they remain there.
Taking the 2 existing buildings as a starting point, we have created a phased commercial development with additional 6 office and hotel towers in a total of 240,000 sqm stretching along 500m. The towers are laid out in a soft rotation angle from each other so to allow more space between them, guarantee open views, and create a dynamic outdoor inner space rich in landscape, water features, canopied walkways and supportive retail. The later twin towers sit on a retail podium that gradually steps up amidst recreational open courtyards to overcome the existing 12m level gap on site.