Box House by Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato

Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato projected this small construction with a simple program located on an island of the North coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The old existing one-story house becomes a new building with 2 floors. The 3×5 meters white box is supported on one side by an existing retaining wall and on the other by a wall built with stones, a characteristic of local constructions. The wood used on some doors, windows, staircase, shelves and furniture are leftovers used to mold the white box Read more […]
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Osler House by Marcio Kogan

The Osler House designed by Marcio Kogan, located in Brasilia, is composed by two volumes and a small pool and garden that organize the entire program. On the ground floor we find the rooms that open to the outside using rotating wooden panels, and a small lobby that connects the second floor with a delicate staircase. The lobby is decorated with a panel of tiles specially designed for this wall by the artist Athos Bulc√£o. The second floor is organized in a prism of glass and concrete, Read more […]
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House in Juanopolis by una arquitectos

The brazilian firm una arquitectos projected this beautiful house integrated in the landscape following the slope exalting the virtues and protecting it from the nearby buildings. The building is like a continuum line that folds structuring the house and forming three courtyards which create a relationship between the different areas of the house. From the street you only see a white tower that protects the infrastructures (kitchen, ovens, fireplace, etc) and a horizontal rectangle of 8 Read more […]
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Volume B by Marcio Kogan

Volume B, designed by Marcio Kogan, is the retail furniture store for Vitra located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Marcio Kogan used the materials in their extreme condition, such as visible concrete executed without any concern about precision or finishing, or the skin of the back volume where they used various layers of a steel frame which is usually used on the inside of the concrete slabs and were found at the site. Likewise, the interior walls did not get any special finishing and still have Read more […]
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Bela Cintra by Triptyque

I found another amazing bookcase, like the one I posted a few weeks ago, created for a private apartment in Sao Paulo by Brazilian firm Triptyque. The bookcase serves as bulkhead in this apartment, since it winds all the way through the whole place, serving as entertaiment system, bookshels, etc. Via io9 Read more […]
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