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360° Building / Isay Weinfeld

  • 01:00 - 23 October, 2013
360° Building / Isay Weinfeld
360° Building / Isay Weinfeld, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Manager

    Elena Scarabotolo
  • Design Team

    Gabriel Bicudo, Manoel Maia
  • Area

    2797.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
  • General Contractor

    Barbara Engenharia e Construção Ltda
  • Structural Engineering

    Esteng Estrutural Engenharia
  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. 360º Building is located in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, where currently over 10 million people live spread over 1,525 km2. In this setting, unfortunately the "norm" is to live not at one's best, but crammed and confined, and to commute long distances everyday between home, work and other commitments, by car, bus, or subway. The time left for leisure is scarce, and few are the options to enjoy activities in the open air.

Planta Aptos. Cobertura
Planta Aptos. Cobertura

Plantas Tipo A Corte I Planta 4° Subsolo Planta 1° Pavimento +25

Mindful of the urban reality in São Paulo, of the market and of the client brief, we have strived to introduce 360º Building as an alternative to the vertical multi-family housing "model", which, in its commonest form, merely stacks up apartment units - ordinary, compact and closed onto themselves.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

360º Building, rising on top of the ridge separating the districts of Alto de Pinheiros and Alto da Lapa - a geographic location that offers privileged sights of the surrounding area and the city -, features 62 elevated homes with yards: real yards, not balconies, designed as genuine living spaces, wide, airy and bright. It will present 7 types of apartments - either 130, 170, 250 or 415 m2 - combined in sets of 2, 3 or 4 units per floor, in 6 different arrangements.

Corte B
Corte B

Leaving the street and past the reception, a suspended walkway leads to the building’s lobby, surrounded on all sides by a reflective pool. Down one floor, on the ground level, entertaining areas and other facilities - gym, lounge, party room and laundry - will be located, as also the janitor's living quarters. Further down, are 3 parking levels, and, on the lowermost level, employees quarters, storage and engine rooms, in addition to a sauna and an outdoor swimming pool. The land, a steep downwards slope, allows the lower levels to be semi-subterranean, always keeping 2 sides open to the light and to ventilation.

The building projects to all sides showing no distinction between main and secondary  façades.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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Diogo Pascoal · January 06, 2015

Ugly. Everything is bad here. What an horrible architecture.

Atru · October 26, 2013

Horrible. Looks like a slum in the making. Could it be any more dehimanising or drab?

Käxet · October 24, 2013

I love the idea but im not convinced until i see some interiors. I can imagine some of the more interior parts of the apartments being insufficiently lit by the windows which open ono the patios

Bob · July 18, 2014 08:18 PM

If you are unfamiliar with the intense levels of sunlight here, guard your comments.
The winter sun, which is low is good for heating, SP is cold in winter, midsummer sun overhead hardly enters a room so you stay cool. Shading can be necessary, Rain storms in SP are daily and torrential, balconies are often to exposed and end up being glazed in.
These apartment are big, the vast majority people live in under 50msq. These apt. will not be cheap.


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