Casa Groenlândia / Triptyque

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São Paulo, Brazil
  • Coordinator General: Luiz Trindade
  • Project Leader: Pedro de Mattos Ferraz, Paulo Adolfo Martins
  • Collaborators: Fábio Baptista, José Paulo da Silva
  • Associates: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaelli
  • Hydraulics: K2P Projetos
  • Electric: K2P Projetos
  • Facade: Paulo Henrique Araldi Pena
  • Site Area: 993 m²
  • Basement Area: 308 m²
  • Ground Area: 290 m²
  • The Upper Area: 341 m²
  • City: São Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
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Casa Groenlândia / Triptyque - Facade
© Pedro Kok

Text description provided by the architects. Triptyque has just completed a commercial space Groenlandia in the very chic neighborhood of São Paulo, who defies the gravity.

Floor Plan

Behind the Jacaranda creepers and the ten meters palm trunks, appears a block of white marble in the middle of a mineral garden. Triptyque wanted to emphasize the stiffest materials such as marble and concrete to challenge them with the gravity. Groenlandia links together stone and glass, rigidity and transparency, durability and lightness.

Casa Groenlândia / Triptyque - Facade, Concrete, Windows
© Pedro Kok

The deck, a large slab of concrete whose the wooden floor floats from over 9m, above a block of white marble. Large transparent windows support the deck by creating an invisible link with the marble. The block of stone is pierced by open windows in marble, creating a paradox between the function and the matter, the gravity and the lightness. The corners of the stone block are based on aquatic beds sprinkled of Papyrus.

Casa Groenlândia / Triptyque - Image 26 of 46
© Pedro Kok

Inside, two masterful concrete pillars in the center of the block, leads to the terrace thanks to floating stairs, creating a structural games. Despite the closed aspect of this upscale neighborhood of São Paulo, the building, without fence, is in direct contact with the street. Once again the Triptyque architects foiled the rigidity thanks to the opening. The space contains a basement of 15 parking spaces, a ground floor, a floor and a deck.

Nota: Este projeto foi originalmente publicado em Dezembro 01, 2014

Casa Groenlândia / Triptyque - Facade
© Pedro Kok

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Address:Rua Groenlândia, 1157 - Jardim América, São Paulo - SP, 01434-100, Brazil

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Cite: "Casa Groenlândia / Triptyque" 01 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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