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  7. Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ

  • 01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ
Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ, © Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon

© Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych, Ana Maria Montag
  • Contributor

    Veronica Vacaro
  • Area

    2475.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Engineering and Construction

    J.C.R. Construtor
  • Landscape Design

    NK&F Arquitetura da Paisagem - Francine Sakata e Denis Cossia
  • Landscape Execution

    Acuri Arquitetura – Paulo Cássio
  • Client

    Blau Projects
  • Site Area

    5.382 sq.ft.
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© Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon

Text description provided by the architects. The Blau Projects Gallery is an interior renovation of an old shed located in the Vila Madalena Neighborhood, a hype area in São Paulo, where a mechanical workshop used to function.

© Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon

The old state of the building, with its industrial character; and the shape of the site, with a long corridor connecting to the street, served as inspiration for the distribution of the program.

© Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon

A pocket park marks the transition between the street and the art gallery, welcoming all its visitors while creating a space for events. The materials used in this area are simple and urban, in an attempt to establish a relation between the public and private spaces.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The interior spaces recreate the industrial character of the old building, showing the renovated metallic trusses. The new infrastructure is also exposed, highlighting the difference between what is new and what is existing, while allowing the spaces to be flexible to the various exhibition formats.

© Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon

Natural diffused light openings were designed in opposite corners of the main exhibition space, in order to configure the interiors while at the same time establishing a relation with the exterior spaces.

© Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ" 03 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/561678/blau-projects-gallery-arkiz/> ISSN 0719-8884