Wood Muxarabi Office

Wood Muxarabi Office

Livre Arquitetura
Belém, Pará, Brazil | View Map
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Manuel Sá

Wood Muxarabi Office

Livre Arquitetura as Architects

From the perspective of Western thought, a confined space of 1.60 m x 3.00 m is normally considered a non-buildable lot, a permanent non-place. However, this project proves the possibility of using small lots, in alignment with the eastern way of urban densification.


The architectural concept also suffered from oriental inspirations: The shōji- Doors made of rice paper from traditional Japanese houses; and the Chōchin- Traditional Japanese lanterns made of bamboo and paper.

From shōji we got inspiration to propose translucent closures that filters sunlight, bringing an atmosphere of relaxation to the internal space. At Chōchin, we are inspired so that, at night, the project appears, in the outer space, a large lantern.

The wood used is maçaranduba, from sustainable managements, handcrafted by local carpenters. The wooden strips were organized to form a muxarabi with a milky acrylic closure.

Exclusively developed for this project, the furniture design aimed to optimize the use of space and its functionality.

Table and benches made of ipe and yellowheart parquets, from demolitions, gives a new value to old floorings that are constantly discarded in contemporary renovations. The aim was to raise the status of this product to a marquetry work of art.

As ornamentation and representation of our cultural roots, two raw linen paintings were framed. Made by KayapóMekrãgnotire Indians, with graphics used in body paintings characteristic of their people.


Material Used :
- Rezendes Iluminação
- Gubi
- Luiz Marcenaria Artesanal
- Instituto Kabu 

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