Brutalist architecture

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Project • By TriptyqueBars

Sonique

From the growing need of people from large urban centers to find spots where they can get together, emerges Sonique, a bar based on the concept of the "third place" – a space beyond home and work, informal, democratic and neighborly, where people can interact in a more sociable and creative way. Located in a strongly bohemian neighborhood of São Paulo, the bar aims to bring together several kinds of customers, who can easily get there on foot, by car or public transportation, to listen to music, have a drink, meet interesting people and have a glimpse of the city’s cultural events. The concrete on the building’s façade and interior areas reveal a strong influence of Brutalist Architecture in its conception. Raw materials and highlighted e... More

Project • By STUDIO GUILHERME TORRESPrivate Houses

GT House

The young Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres chose to live in a small studio in Londrina, Brazil. The place would lodge an artist’s painting atelier and was under redecoration for over 10 years by the architect himself. The present project came to life due to several problems found in the building such as electricity mains and rewiring, wall cracks and seepage. Within a month, all wall coatings were removed and rebuilt whilst the architect decided to build a brick table and couch. “As a furniture designer, I decided to follow an opposite thread to what I usually do and create something permanent, stable”, says the architect. Not only is the table used to hold books and collections but it is also a place to work and eat at, while the couc... More