Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings

Producers Monstro Filmes have shared with us a gorgeous animation: an homage to the city of and its five major architectural icons.

São Paulo: 5 Grandes Construções (Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings) highlights the Martinelli Building, Banespa, MASP, COPAN and Unique. Clearly inspired by ”Chicago – Five Great Buildings,” by Al Boardman, the video uses simple, fluid lines to represent and reveal each building’s unique form.

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For those familiar with Sao Paolo and its architecture, this video serves as a lovely reminder. For those who aren’t, it’s a great introduction.

Courtesy of Monstro Filmes
Courtesy of Monstro Filmes
Courtesy of Monstro Filmes

To see more by Monstro Filmes, check out their website.

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings" 11 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • Alberto Oliveira Filho

    5 são poucos exemplos, mas falta principalmente o CCSP, que pode não ser tão famoso, mas é o melhor da arquitetura em São Paulo.