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Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura

  • 01:00 - 12 March, 2009
Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura
Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura

Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architect

    Paulo Henrique Paranhos
  • Collaborators

    Eder Alencar, Ana Carolina Vaz
  • Structure

    Yasser Vasconcelos
  • Installations

  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. A neighborhood in constant changes where buildings are adapting their destination to commerce and service, this building shows a typology/language trough it's volumetric and weightlessness, and harmony with its re qualified urbanism environment.

The Mercado Design's project is born from de knowledge of the building following some concepts: a single building with slightness and permeability that provokes surprise, interest in that it can be revealed. It's more a provocation to the first look then the explicit revelation in that it can be presented. It is not intended to sell the " materialized" but talk about the motivations that leads persons to search for bigger values, with best quality for living.

We believe we have designed something that is not limited to palpable issues, but something that can suggest a greater perception.

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sullka · March 17, 2009

But what is it? it a showroom?, a warehouse?.....

no made · March 14, 2009

fassade goes well with the logo
the fassade concept is also remarkble

manick · March 14, 2009


Daniel Carnelossi · March 13, 2009

E isso é plagio na cara dura (ok é em brasília né) -

Franco · March 13, 2009

odris likes everything he sees.

Bo · March 13, 2009

U know, i like it!

2 Martin
Like Castel. Ideal for zombie-movie

Martin · March 13, 2009

It´s a nice building, but "permeable"? It´s a closed box.

odris · March 13, 2009

yeah very nice and elegant

Mary Hill · March 13, 2009

Very nice!


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