Location: São Paulo, SP – Brasil
Type of Construction: Commercial
Site area: 120m²
Building area: 335m²
Project Beginning: 2008
Construction completion: 2009
Authors: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Coordinators: Dante Furlam
Contributors: Renata Davi, Renata Góes, Luiz Florence, Adriana Junqueira, Paloma Delgado, Ivo Magaldi, André Malheiros, Luciana Muller, Débora Zepellini, Nilton Rossi, Ana Paula Barbosa, Eva Suárez, Marília Caetano, Bruno Araújo, Monica Harumi
Photographer: Fran Parente
Constructor: SEMA Engenharia
Foundation and Structural Engineering: Oppea Engenharia
Electrical and Plumbing Installation: Ramoska e Castellani
Landscape Designer: FGMF Arquitetos
Lighting design: FGMF Arquitetos
Interior design: FGMF Arquitetos
Suppliers: Mr Cryl, Bricolagem, Reka Iluminação, SIA Esquadrias, Rutra Marcenaria
The building should be according to the aesthetic language developed as well by FGMF for the Kaze salon at Mooca neighborhood, in 2004, which became a symbol and standard for the entire chain.
Due to the minimal dimensions, the four floors of the building and the need for daylight, the façade composed by angled glass plates and the atrium gained great importance. The façade is the element which gives a contemporary look to the building, as its faceted form turns into a powerful lantern for the city at night.
As well as a means for natural illumination, the glass façade is part of a controlled ventilation and passive temperature control system. Some window panes can be opened, allowing the passage of air through all the internal environment, cooling it on its way to exhausters on the last floor.
The small sized lot allowed the building to merge with its urban environment, semi-detached as it is, but at the same time it is able to show individuality in the contrast with the surrounding buildings, qualifying the neighborhood in which it is settled.
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan