Miguel Rio Branco Gallery / Arquitetos Associados

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Arquitetos Associados / Alexandre Brasil, André Prado, Bruno Santa Cecília, Carlos Alberto Maciel, Paula Zasnicoff
Location: , MG, Brazil
Collaboration: Manoela Campolina
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,540 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Located in a sloped site surrounded by the forest, this pavilion redesigns topography to diminish the visible mass of the building, while defining a cantilevered structure that visually floats over the terrain. An entrance area is defined in half level with the two main exhibition spaces.

© Leonardo Finotti

Treated as a continuation of the exterior area, the covered plaza configures a transitional space that organizes flows, houses facilities and allows visual interaction with the underground square room, located 4.5 meters below. The other exhibition space, on the other hand, is a closed regular pavilion on the upper floor, defined by the corten steel volume. This dominant formal element, built with an steel structure that allows maximum flexibility for the interior spaces, presents some subtle formal distortions that allow the creation of linear skylights along the main walls.

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Cite: "Miguel Rio Branco Gallery / Arquitetos Associados" 25 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=178359>
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