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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.

Colombia_325 in São Paulo, Brazil by TRIPTYQUE

 
June 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TRIPTYQUE

Situated in the Jardins, a neighborhood that is undergoing radical change, in an avenue of intense traffic, this building, facing north, appears as an organic incarnation of the urban and natural “aggressions” suffered by a tropical city. The noise, the insulation and the intense traffic are the building materials that feed this project. In spite of its important aspect, the building is not  blind or deaf, but was born from the energy of its context, and uses it to re-qualify itself, as if in a boomerang effect .

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: TRIPTYQUE
  • Project: Colombia_325
  • Location: São Paulo (Jardins), Brésil  
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti, Fran Parente
  • Software used: AUTO CAD and SKETSHUP
  • ASSOCIATES: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Project Chief: Tiago Guimarães
  • TRIPTYQUE TEAM :
    • Laura Bigliassi – Architect (BR)
    • Isabella Gebara – Architect (BR)
    • Tiago Guimarães – Architect (BR)
    • Felipe Hess – Architect (BR)
    • Bob Van den Brande – Architect / Engineer (BE)
    • Flavio Miranda – Architect (BR)
    • Renata Pedrosa – Architect (BR)
    • Marc Roca Bravo – Architect-Internship (ES)
    • Bruno Simões – Architect / Photographer (BR)
    • Filipe Troncon – Architect (BR)
  • Client: Loducca
Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Design: 2005-2006
  • Conclusion: 2007
  • Surface: 1200 m²
  • Budget: 300ME
Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

The impossible transparency between the building and the street, was originated from the dematerialization of the facade: the wooden filter, forms an organic membrane that reflects and follows the flux of the cars. Besides providing insular protection, this façade plays two opposing roles: it allows the public eye into the building, creating an interconnecting visual game between the public and the private eye, but at the same time allowing some privacy,

The building looks at the city, subtly revealing its interior through a sequence of vertically superposed filters.  The plug, the filters and the frontal glass walls connect the internal and the external spaces, while in the rear façade, double opaque glass windows alternate with simple transparent plates that create a beguiling visual game of transparencies that light up the project, and connect the interior part with the exterior.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

This visual and sensorial fluidity, reflects itself in the strong and problematic relationship between the public and private eye: the intern life of the building is followed by the watcher’s eye. The concrete plug fixed to the membrane façade completes this link, creating a physical relationship between the external and internal urban space

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

The three floors are structured by a strong vertical element-a concrete stairway. Its folded geometry spans and links the spaces, from the parking lot to the deck that offers the view of a variety of  tree tops and the surrounding space.

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Categories: Autocad, Commercial Building, SketchUp

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