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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Centre Oscar Freire in São Paulo by Triptyque Architecture

February 25th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Triptyque Architecture 

The agency Triptyque architecture was commissioned to design a complex in São Paulo Understanding three boutiques, a restaurant, a bar and an art gallery. The boutiques should have easy access to the city while the restaurant would be located on the upper floors.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Triptyque Architecture
  • Project: The Centre Oscar Freire
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

The complex was designed as a \”binary\” metal structure: one \”ground\” level which hosts the boutiques and a \”space\” level called \”The Centre\” which hosts the restaurant where the group of French-Brazilian restaurant, Chez Group created its new Venue: Chez Oscar.

Situated on a street where the houses follow a dense deployment, the Observatory is not simply a walk at most, a building is superimposed on another building, the city on the city. It opens a new dimension of growth going over a shopping complex and dipping the block Oscar Freire in São Paulo.

Massive and cubic volume, the Centre is poised balanced on an asymmetric structure that gives it kinetic and causes a disturbing effect between street level and the upper levels. Fully coated stainless steel, reflexes deform and become confused over time and tropical storms.

In this setting the architects of the agency Triptyque were heavily inspired by the concepts of space city of Yonna Friedman created in 1959. It is an artificial topography composed of suspended megalopolises, responding to the problems of rampant increase in large urban regions in the world. He draws a three-dimensional city that multiplies the original surface of the city with help from higher planes creating a new map of the territory.

The building The Centre Oscar Freire uses architecture as a dynamic way between materiality and potentiality, open to entry of users and also to environmental issues. It was opened in October 2013.

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