Leitão 653 / Triptyque

  • 23 Aug 2013
  • Selected Works
© Leonardo Finotti

Architects In Charge: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Localização: Rua Francisco Leitão, 653 – Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05414-025,
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: 2012
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

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.

Model - Image © Leonardo Finotti

“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

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

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

Ground Floor Plan

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Cite: "Leitão 653 / Triptyque" 23 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=418977>
  • EG

    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.

    • Marcio Christiano da Silva

      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.

    • Gui

      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

        Ouch! You’re right. It is not a residential building.