Edifício Itaim Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

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The proposal by FGMF Arquitetos for the Edifício Itaim consists of duplex and triplex apartments, between 882 and 1066 m2 in size. The plans act as a huge brise-soleil, shading the north façade and minimizing the impact of the west, where one has the best view. So, living rooms are fluid spaces open to landscape. Located in one of the most valued places in the city, the building also has a permanent view to the park in front and Morumbi. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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The design consists of two volumes: the south tower, sober, with intimate area and services; the free north tower has horizontal planes alternating slices of different sizes and shapes to form social spaces and create a sense of continuity between interior and landscape.

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Manipulated in order to get the maximum use and obeying the progressive retreat, they take advantage of a legal conditioning factor and commercial necessity: maximize the sales area, without compromising the architecture. The South Tower is a monolith of concrete, with flaps that act as eaves and porches. under this massive volume, a streak protruding in cantilever over the ground floor, next to the other recreational areas These overhead elements cause the south tower to float over the garden and on the gaps that illuminate the access for vehicles in the underground.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Edifício Itaim Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos" 30 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=312939>