Sailor’s Island Summer House

ALBUS Design designed this summer house located on Sailor’s Island, Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, to receive the family and guests of the homeowner. Looking for unique pieces, the architect Henrique Steyer traveled to São Paulo, from where most of the furniture was brought. From visiting the international furniture fair in Milan, Italy, came the inspiration of using an acrylic sideboard besides the white couch. On the garden, imposing 5’2″ light fixtures serve as beacons for the guests arriving Read more [...]
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Queen Shoes Comfort Store

Studio Guilherme Torres designed a shoe store located in a commercial gallery in a very busy street in Londrina, Brazil. Project description: The Queen Shoes Comfort project aims to cater the female audience looking for comfortable shoes to work or for leisure. The store is located in a commercial gallery in a very busy street in Londrina, Brazil. The whole project was designed based on the materials and developed aiming the use of recycled products (wood), low voc paints and the furnishings Read more [...]
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AUTOBOX Pop-Up Store

Studio Guilherme Torres designed this original pop-up store for an asian car assembler in Londrina, Brazil. Project description: The client, a franchisee of an asian car assembler, comissioned a project that would gather the following features: easy assemblage, low costs and high visual impact. Studio Guilherme Torres proposed an idea that would satisfy the client’s needs of agility adding the sustainability aspect to the project. Making a direct reference to car imports, shipping Read more [...]
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Corten House

Marcio Kogan designed this unique urban house with a facade made of Corten weathering steel located near the largest park in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The dialogue between the rusty texture on the outside and the stone, wood, white mortar and the glass build the space. The main entry door to the house is made of wood and, despite being of a color similar to metallic plates, the texture and the presence of the material itself, distinguishes the suspended steel box of the frontal facade. Read more [...]
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Queen Shoes

Studio Guilherme Torres designed a pure white shoe store located in the city of Londrina in Brazil. Here is the project description: Pure white. White paint is the new kind of colour closely linked with the futuristic world. This is a completely personalized project jumping back to the architect’s youth references, from the Star Wars imperial soldiers wearing unblemished white, from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude – a crystal castle in the heart of the North Pole – to the masterpiece Read more [...]
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Havaianas Store

Isay Weinfeld designed the first Havaianas Store in Brazil with a cool, casual, comfortable style, just like the brand. The store has an informal atmosphere, totally open to the street, almost as an extension of the sidewalk, without door or windows, with plenty of natural light and green. At street level there is only a small sitting area and a mezzanine that looks over the entire store. The level below that occupies the double height space, is defined by independent elements: a stand Read more [...]
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House 6

Marcio Kogan projected this beautiful house made with stone and wood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with external space to be used for everyday living. Here is the project description: The Brazilian tropical climate suggests ample use of these solutions in vernacular as well as in modern architecture.  Beginning from the colonial, Brazilian architecture has usually incorporated a space that was known as the veranda. Verandas are covered linear spaces in front of the living room and bedrooms which Read more [...]
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Sumar House

Isay Weinfeld Architects projected this house for a graphic designer in Sao Paulo with a studio situate below street level opening onto a garden. The two-story spacious house, fits an atelier, a swimming pool and a space for ballet routines, along with ample entertaining areas, two bedrooms and all other rooms suitable to a residence. Due to restrictions laws, the building should not exceed two floors, and an underground floor was necessary to place the caretaker’s quarters and the atelier. Read more [...]
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Livraria da Vila by Isay Weinfeld

Livraria ad Vila is this unique bookstore designed by Isay Weinfeild located in a refurbished house in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The hermetic volume with a pivoting bookshelf facade, contains an interesting space distributed over three levels. The inclusion of the basement allowed for an entire floor exclusive for children, in addition to a small auditorium, to hold courses and lectures. Voids connecting one floor to the next invite customers to enter and explore the store. Photos Read more [...]
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