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Leitão 653 / Triptyque

  • 01:00 - 23 August, 2013
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
Leitão 653 / Triptyque
Leitão 653 / Triptyque, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +18

  • Architects in Charge

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Localização

    Rua Francisco Leitão, 653 - Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05414-025, Brazil
  • Collaborators

    Damien Murat, Bruno Simões, Aline D´Avola, Pedro de Mattos Ferraz
  • Coordenador Geral Triptyque

    Luiz Trindade
  • Project Area

    1280.0 sqm
  • Ano do projeto

  • Fotografias

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

From the architect. Leitão_653 is a building located in the heart of Pinheiros, a popular neighborhood which combines small traditional buildings and new residential towers. Inserted between two lofty towers, a long and narrow plot, the building is 4 meters wide and 25 meters high.

Mundo Estudio de Arquitetura e Design. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Mundo Estudio de Arquitetura e Design. Image © Leonardo Finotti

The studios occupying the building enjoy a smooth flow between the plates through a central tower. Alternating terraces on the 2nd floor and roof offer living areas and promote exchange and community life.


"Leitão 653" was conceived as a place of inspiration in permanent connection with the city. This connection is provided by a set of transparency affirmed the facade. The building draws a cathedral light, completely revisited, like a latticework. The wall, multifaceted indeed plays to absorb light during the day. As for the night, light radiates as a goldsmith working in a casket. In this urban theater play scenes carved by a fine lace glass, cut and articulated as a Chinese shadow puppet show.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

This gigantic panel allows smooth communication between the city and the interior of the building while providing a real solution to the constraints vis-à-vis. These scenes of transparency, a subtle eroticism, revealing another use of the building, visible from the street.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The uniqueness of this project lies in its layout that encourages emulation, the expansion as a business incubator, an urban incubator.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Leitão 653 / Triptyque" [Leitão 653 / Triptyque] 23 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <>
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EG · August 24, 2013

I'm a bit confused by the plans... can't find a bath or shower in the apartments, and the toilet appears to be immediately behind a column.

Gui · August 24, 2013 10:18 PM

It's not a residential building. The toilet is not immediately behind a column, there is a dry wall (or something like it) between them.

Marcio Christiano da Silva · August 24, 2013 10:01 PM

Yes, it's confusing because they show the construction plans. Have you tried to view the original size images? So you can see it better. That's small studio apartments, a nice project.


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