POP XYZ / Triptyque


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Authors: Carol Bueno, Greg Bousquet, Gui Sibaud, Olivier Raffaelli
  • General Manager: Luiz Trindade
  • Projects Manager: Bianca Coelho, Beatriz Hipólito
  • Visual Comunication: Felipe Alves
  • Collaborators: Marcella Verardo, Murillo Fantinatti, Pedro de Mattos, André Mathias, Vinicius Capela, Paula Megiolaro, Luis Canepa, Daniele Groszmann
  • Incorporation: Idea!Zarvos.
  • Landscaping: Rodrigo Oliveira.
  • Structure: Gama Z.
  • Installations: Tesis.
  • Air Conditioner: Willem Sheepmaker & Assoc.
  • Lightning: Estudio Carlos Fortes.
  • Waterproofing: PROASSP.
  • Topographic Modeling: Topografia.com.
  • Fundations: Portella Alarcon.
  • Construction: Lock Engenharia

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. The particular urban base of Vila Madalena neighborhood in São Paulo defined the project created by Triptyque Architecture: a residential complex built in Arapiraca Street. The integration with its context – a neighborhood of old houses, close to bars and restaurants – was the main objective of Triptyque’s architects, in order to make a natural dialogue between the 8000m2 volume of construction and its relief.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

For this, the architects decided to split the complex into eight randomly distributed blocks, each one with an independent access, whose the position guarantees the best view and optimizes the ventilation and the natural luminosity. A ninth block shelters the elevators, the shafts and the stairs, it concentrates the exits of the metallic footbridges: place of circulation and socialization between the inhabitants.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The result is a configuration of apartments allowing for privacy equal to independent houses. With generous terraces and a wide ceiling-height, the units varies from studio to triplex and can have different layouts. The shared area in the upper floors and particulary the walkways, are bathed in sunlight and ventilated by the wind.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Perspective

Perspective

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The collective memory of Vila Madalena takes place in the choice of coatings, which the predominance of projected concrete – rough and rustic material, almost primitive, in graphite color – is a reference to the very used coating for the old constructions of the district.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

5th Floor Plan

5th Floor Plan

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The historical reference also appears in ceramics, as a mention to the Portuguese, the first immigrants who occupied the region. The blue and white azulejos, a tribute to the artist Athos Bulcão, cover all internal facades. Smooth and reflective, they give life to the facades while illuminating the center of the ground. The apparent layers of the gabions give a brutalist aspect to the whole.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The vegetation plays a central role in this project, whether in the plats attached to the walkways, as in the ground-floor, where the green density creates an atmosphere of urban forest under the building. As if the building spring up from the jungle, opening like a square to the city.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

At the building’s both entrances, the porosity fades the limit between the ground and the sidewalk creating a blurred boundary between the public and the private, and thus revealing the generosity of the project as a whole. “We have designed the Arapiraca building integrated to its context, but at the same time, with a striking and innovative presence,” conclude the Triptyque Architecture’s partners.


© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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